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kap +‎ -kod (frequentative verb-forming suffix)


  • IPA(key): [ˈkɒpkod]
  • Hyphenation: kap‧kod



  1. (intransitive) to grip, grab, snatch, catch (followed by után or -ért) (to repeatedly trying to reach for something in order to grab it)
    Synonym: kapdos
    Elvesztette az egyensúlyát és az ajtófélfa után kapkodott.He lost his balance and grabbed for the door frame.
    levegő után kapkodto gasp for breath/air, to be short of breath
  2. (transitive, of a product) to snap up (to buy something quickly due to popularity)
    Kapkodják a koncertjegyeket.The concert tickets are snapped up fast.
  3. (intransitive) to hurry, fluster (to act in haste, in disorderly confusion, without plans)
    Ne kapkodj!Don't be so hasty!
  4. (transitive, of clothing) to throw on (used with the inflected reflexive pronoun magamra, magadra, magára etc.) (to hastily put on clothes)
    Magára kapkodta a ruháját.She threw on her clothes.


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