затягивать

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Etymology[edit]

затяг- (zatjag-) +‎ -ивать (-ivatʹ)

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  • IPA(key): [zɐˈtʲæɡʲɪvətʲ]

Verb[edit]

затя́гивать (zatjágivatʹimpf (perfective затяну́ть)

  1. to tighten
    затя́гивать корсе́тzatjágivatʹ korsétto lace/tighten up a corset/girdle
    затя́гивать га́йкиzatjágivatʹ gájkito tighten the screws (also figuratively)
    затя́гивать по́ясzatjágivatʹ pójasto tighten one's belt; to take one's belt in
  2. to cover, to close
    ра́ну затяну́лоránu zatjanúlothe wound is beginning to heal; the wound has skinned over [has closed]
  3. to procrastinate, to delay, to drag out
    затя́гивать де́лоzatjágivatʹ déloto drag out a business
    затя́гивать конфли́ктzatjágivatʹ konflíktto protract a conflict
  4. to pull (into)
  5. to drag (into), to suck (into), to suck (down), to engulf, to swallow up
    лошаде́й затяну́ло в боло́то; боло́то затяну́ло лошаде́йlošadéj zatjanúlo v bolóto; bolóto zatjanúlo lošadéjthe horses were sucked down in the bog
  6. to swallow up, to absorb, to engross
    э́та кни́га про́сто затя́гиваетéta kníga prósto zatjágivajetthis book really absorbs one
  7. to start singing, to begin to harp (on)
    затя́гивать ста́рую (свою́ обы́чную / люби́мую) пе́снюzatjágivatʹ stáruju (svojú obýčnuju / ljubímuju) pésnjuto (begin to) harp on one's favourite tune

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