хлебнуть

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from хлеба́ть (xlebátʹ) +‎ -ну́ть (-nútʹ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

хлебну́ть (xlebnútʹpf (imperfective хлеба́ть)

  1. (colloquial) to take/swallow a mouthful (of)
    хлебну́ть ли́шнегоxlebnútʹ líšnevoto have a drop too much
    хлебну́ть горяxlebnútʹ gorjato have seen/known much sorrow; have had one's share of trouble/grief

Usage notes[edit]

A rare and awkward past passive participle хлёбнутый (xljóbnutyj) is sometimes found.

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