קרע

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From the root ק־ר־ע(q-r-ʿ), forming words relating to the concept of tearing apart.

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קָרַע ‎(qaráʿ) ‎(pa'al construction)

  1. (transitive) To tear, to rip, to rend; to tear apart.
  2. (colloquial) To overwhelmingly beat (someone or something).
    הוא קרע אותו במכות.‎ ― He overwhelmingly beat him with punches.
  3. (colloquial) To extremely tire or exhaust.
    החום קרע אותי, אני מוכרח לישון.‎ ― The heat exhausted me, I need to sleep.
  4. (colloquial) To cause much laughter, to amuse.
    הסטנדאפיסט קרע אותנו בהופעה שלו.‎ ― The stand-up comedian caused us much laughter in his show.

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