kikse

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Danish[edit]

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kikse (imperative kiks, infinitive at kikse, present tense kikser, past tense kiksede, perfect tense har kikset)

  1. (colloquial) To fail.
    • 1889, Leopold Budde, Fortaellinger[1], page 441:
      Rigtignok paastod han, det kom kun af, at hans Kø altid ville kikse, men hvad Grunden end var, saa blev Resultatet det samme.
      He claimed that the reason for this was that his cue always failed, but whatever the reason, the result was the same.
    • 2014, Jens Lapidus, CASH[2], 2:
      Han havde lovet sig selv: Det er okay at sniffe, sælge, tjene millioner og være glad, men ikke kikse på uni.
      He had promised himself: It's okay to sniff, sell, make millions and be happy, but not to fail university.
    • 2011, Eric Walters, Spring:
      "Jeg var træt af at kikse første gang. Det betyder ikke, at jeg holder op med at prøve. Jeg har ikke tænkt at lade mig stoppe af et par kiksere."
      "I was tired of failing the first time. That doesn't mean I'm going to stop trying. I do not intend to let myself be stopped by a couple of failures.
    • 2013, Arne Dahl, Hviskeleg, 24:
      Og hvis vi kikser, total deniability.
      And if we fail, total deniability.
    • 2015, Heidi Møller, Den kompetente Rytter:
      En hest har hverken bevidste eller ubevidste intentioner om at kikse en øvelse.
      A horse has neither conscious nor unconscious intentions of failing an exercise.

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