drabba

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Swedish[edit]

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From Old Swedish drabba‚ from Middle Low German drapen.

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drabba ‎(present drabbar, preterite drabbade, supine drabbat, imperative drabba)

  1. to strike (as by misfortune)
    Det är tur att det inte drabbar någon fattig.
    It is fortunate that it (this unexpected high cost) doesn't strike anybody (who is) poor. (Because I can afford to pay it.)
    • Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, act 4, scene 1, Shylock speaking
      Ifall det vägras mig, må faran drabba Venedigs privilegier och frihet!
      If you deny it, let the danger light Upon your charter and your city’s freedom.

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