покрыть

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покры́ть ‎(pokrýtʹpf ‎(imperfective крыть or покрыва́ть)

  1. to cover, roof (a house) ; to thatch, to tile
    покры́ть ши́фером‎ ― pokrýtʹ šíferom ― to slate
  2. to coat (with paint)
  3. to cover, to trump (in card games)
    ему́ не́чем крыть
    jemú néčem krytʹ
    he hasn't a leg to stand on, there's nothing he can say to that (original meaning: he has no (good) card to cover (colloquial)
  4. (colloquial) to scold, to rail (at), to swear (at)

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