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под- (pod-) +‎ тяну́ть (tjanútʹ)


  • IPA(key): [pətʲːɪˈnutʲ]
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подтяну́ть (podtjanútʹpf (imperfective подтя́гивать)

  1. to pull (to), to pull up (to), to haul up (to)
    подтяну́ть бревно́ к бе́регуpodtjanútʹ brevnó k béreguto pull the log to the shore
    подтяну́ть бревно́ к кры́шеpodtjanútʹ brevnó k krýšeto haul the log onto the roof
  2. to bring up, to move closer up (of troops, etc.)
  3. to tighten
  4. (colloquial) to tuck in
  5. (colloquial) to pull up
    вам на́до подтяну́ть англи́йскийvam nádo podtjanútʹ anglíjskijyou must pull up your English (to a better standard)
    подтяну́ть дисципли́нуpodtjanútʹ disciplínutighten up discipline
  6. (colloquial) to help catch up with the rest
  7. (colloquial) to join in singing, to join in a song, to sing along, to harmonize


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