дёрнуть

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *dьrnǫti.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdʲɵrnʊtʲ]
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Verb[edit]

дёрнуть (djórnutʹpf (imperfective дёргать)

  1. to pull, to tug
    дёрнуть кого́-либо за рука́вdjórnutʹ kovó-libo za rukávto pull smb's sleeve; tug at smb's sleeve
    и дёрнуло меня́!i djórnulo menjá!what (on earth) possessed me! (literally, “and it pulled me!”)
    чёрт меня́ дёрнул!čórt menjá djórnul!what (on earth) possessed me! (literally, “the devil pulled me!”)
  2. to pull out
    дёрнуть зубdjórnutʹ zubto pull out a tooth
  3. (impersonal, colloquial) to twitch, to throb, to twinge
  4. to move sharply, to jerk
    ло́шади дёрнулиlóšadi djórnulithe horses gave a jerk
  5. (colloquial) to disturb
  6. (low colloquial) to drink, to knock back
    дёрнем ещё по рю́мочкеdjórnem ješčó po rjúmočkelet's knock back another one

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