befordul

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

be- +‎ fordul

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɛfordul]
  • Hyphenation: be‧for‧dul

Verb[edit]

befordul

  1. (intransitive) to turn (followed by -ra/-re) (to change direction and enter a relatively narrower or closed place)
    befordul a sarkonto turn the corner, to walk around the corner
    Befordultunk jobbra, egy mellékutcára.We turned right into a side street.
    A kocsi befordult a térre.The car entered the square.
    • 1843, Sándor Petőfi, Befordúltam a konyhára…
      Befordúltam a konyhára, / Rágyujtottam a pipára… / Azaz rágyujtottam volna, / Hogyha már nem égett volna.
  2. (intransitive) to roll over (to turn in bed towards the wall before falling asleep)
  3. (intransitive) to roll into (followed by -ba/-be) (to fall into something and tip over)
    A kocsi befordult az árokba.The car rolled into a ditch.

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