жать

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žęti, Old Church Slavonic жьмѫ (žĭmǫ)

Verb[edit]

жать (žatʹimpf (perfective сжать or пожа́ть)

  1. to press, squeeze
    жать ру́куžatʹ rúkushake hands
  2. (sports) to benchpress, to lift
  3. to pinch, hurt, be tight
    о́бувь жмётóbuvʹ žmjótthe shoes are tight (too small)
  4. to press out, squeeze out
  5. to oppress, draw near
    сро́ки жмутsróki žmutwe are reaching the deadline
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imperfective

perfective

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žęti, Old Church Slavonic жьнѭ (žĭnjǫ)

Verb[edit]

жать (žatʹimpf (perfective сжать or пожа́ть)

  1. to reap, to crop
    что посе́ешь, то и пожнёшь
    što poséješʹ, to i požnjóšʹ
    as you sow, so shall you reap
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imperfective

perfective

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