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abbast (reflexive verb)

  1. to mess, to mess with, to diss
    Ekki abbast upp á mig.
    Don't mess with me.
  2. (dated) to be angry, to quarrel

Usage notes[edit]

  • This phrase is almost always used in the phrase abbast upp á, instead of on its own.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • abbast in Icelandic dictionaries at
  • abbast in Hólmarsson et al.: Íslensk-ensk orðabók. 1989.