sleppa

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Faroese[edit]

Verb[edit]

sleppa (third person singular past indicative slapp, third person plural past indicative sluppu, supine sloppið)

  1. to get (somewhere), to escape

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sleppa (third person singular past indicative slepti, third person plural past indicative slept, supine slept)

  1. to set free, to release, to place

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sleppa. Cognate with Swedish slippa.

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sleppa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative slapp, third-person plural past indicative sluppu, supine sloppið)

  1. (intransitive) to escape, get away

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Verb[edit]

sleppa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative sleppti, supine sleppt)

  1. (transitive, with dative) to release, to let go, let go of
  2. (transitive, with dative) to refrain from, to forgo
  3. (transitive, with dative) to omit

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse sleppa.

Verb[edit]

sleppa (present tense slepp, past tense slapp, past participle sloppe, present participle sleppande, imperative slepp)

  1. to be released from something
    Eg slapp ut av fengselet etter eitt år.
    I was released from prison after one year.
  2. to not have to do something
    • 1991, Rune Belsvik, Dustefjerten:
      Det er eit ganske fint arbeid eg har. Eg slepp å bli full av skit og lort.
      I have a pretty nice job. I don't have to get all dirty and grimy.
  3. avoid
    Eg slapp militærtenesta fordi eg såg dårleg.
    I avoided military service because I had bad eyesight.

Etymology 2[edit]

From etymology 1

Verb[edit]

sleppa (present tense slepper, past tense sleppte, past participle sleppt, present participle sleppande, imperative slepp)

  1. to release, let go, let loose
    Me sleppte kyrne ut på beite.
    We let the cows out to pasture.
    Me slepper deg fri no.
    We will release you now.
    Ho sleppte taket i greina og fall ned på bakken.
    She let go of the branch and fell onto the ground.

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