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bele- (into it) +‎ vág (cut, hit, strike)


  • IPA(key): [ ˈbɛlɛvaːɡ]
  • Hyphenation: be‧le‧vág
  • Rhymes: -aːɡ



  1. (intransitive) to cut into (e.g. an unopened package; with -ba/-be)
  2. (transitive) to stick something into something (with -ba/-be)
    Synonym: beleszúr
  3. (transitive) to throw something into something (with -ba/-be)
    Synonyms: bedob, beledob
  4. (transitive) to hit, bang, bump, stub a body part into something (with -ba/-be)
    Synonyms: bever, beüt
  5. (intransitive) (of lightning) to strike (with -ba/-be)
    Synonyms: csap, belecsap, sújt, lesújt
  6. (intransitive) to start suddenly and/or vigorously, set about, go ahead, plunge into, embark (e.g. on a project; with -ba/-be)
    Synonym: kezd (see further synonyms there)
  7. (intransitive) to interrupt, butt in, cut in, break in, barge in, cut off, push in (with -ba/-be)
    Synonyms: közbevág, félbeszakít, közbeszól, beleszól


Further reading[edit]

  • belevág in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • belevág in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031