hamstra

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hamstra

  1. simple past of hamstre
  2. past participle of hamstre

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hamster +‎ -a, from German hamstern, used in Swedish since the Great War 1914-1918, cognate with Danish hamstre.

Verb[edit]

hamstra ‎(present hamstrar, preterite hamstrade, supine hamstrat, imperative hamstra)

  1. to hoard or gather, to stock up, to collect (large) stocks for later use (like a hamster hides food in its cheeks)
    I Stockholm uppstod en utpräglad knapphet i fråga om mjölk och fortsatt kaos på smörmarknaden, där förut hamstrat smör kastades in och nya partier hamstrades.
    In Stockholm arose a certain shortage of milk and continued chaos on the market for butter, where previously hoarded butter was sold off and new batches were hoarded.

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