crepare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō (crack, creak), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-.

Verb[edit]

crepàre (first-person singular present crèpo, first-person singular past historic crepài, past participle crepàto, auxiliary essere)

  1. (intransitive) to crack [auxiliary essere]
    Synonyms: spaccarsi, aprirsi, incrinarsi, fendersi, screpolarsi, rompersi
  2. to no longer be able to contain or tolerate; to burst [+ di (object)] or [+ da (object) = from (an emotion, sensation, etc.)] [auxiliary essere]
    Synonyms: scoppiare, morire
    crepare di caldo[1]to die from the heat
    crepare dal ridereto burst in laughter
  3. (intransitive, vulgar, often derogatory) to croak, to die (typically of animals) [auxiliary essere]
    Synonyms: morire, schiattare
    Se avete invidia, crepate
    If you are jealous, keel over and die
    (Carlo Goldoni, I Due Gemelli Veneziani)

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  • Serbo-Croatian: krepati

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  1. ^ used here hyperbolically

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

crepāre

  1. present active infinitive of crepō