From Old Norse knosa (“to beat, bruise”). Cognate with Old High German zerchnusen.
knuse (imperative knus, infinitive at knuse, present tense knuser, past tense knuste, past participle har knust)
- to hug.
- to crush.
knuse (imperative knus, present tense knuser, simple past knuste, past participle knust, present participle knusende)
- to crush (something)
- to break or smash (something)
Borrowing from Old Norse knosa (“to beat, bruise”).
- IPA(key): [nuːz], [nøːz], [nɪz]
tae knuse (third-person singular simple present knuses, present participle knusin, simple past knusit, past participle knusit)
- to squeeze
- to press down with the knees and hands
- to bruise
- to press in the arms, cuddle
- to pummel