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пречупвам (prečúpvamimpf (perfective пречу́пя)

  1. (transitive) to break in two pieces
    Той пречупи пръчката на две. - He broke the stick in two.
  2. (transitive) to break, to bend (to cause a person or animal to lose its will, to force to submit)
    Трябва да пречупиш слона преди да можеш да го използваш за носене на товари. - You have to break an elephant before you can use it as an animal of burden.
    Америка е използвала много начини на мъчение, за да пречупи военнопленниците си. - America has used many forms of torture to break their POWs.
  3. (transitive) to crack (to cause to yield under interrogation or other pressure)
    Успяха да го пречупят на третия ден. - They managed to crack him on the third day.
  4. (transitive) to crack (to debilitate by psychological pressure)
  5. (transitive, optics) to refract
    Призмата може да пречупва светлина - A prism can refract light.