ばらす

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimate derivation unclear. Cognate with ばれる ‎(bareru, to be found out; to have a fish escape from one's hook, the intransitive / passive form of barasu), ばらばら ‎(barabara, all messed up, in complete disarray).

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ばらす ‎(transitive, godan conjugation, romaji barasu)

  1. to take something to pieces and scatter its bits
  2. to make something all scattered and messy
  3. to expose a secret
  4. (slang) to kill someone
  5. (fishing) to release a fish from one's hook

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9