spenne

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse spenna, also from sperna for sense 3.

Verb[edit]

spenne (imperative spenn, present tense spenner, passive spennes, simple past spente, past participle spent, present participle spennende)

  1. to stretch, tense, tighten, strain
  2. to draw (a bow (archery)), cock (a firearm)
  3. to kick (e.g. a horse)
  4. spenne av (seg): to take off, unfasten
  5. spenne for: to hitch up (horses)
  6. spenne fra: to unhitch (horses)
  7. spenne i: to buckle, exert oneself
  8. spenne inn: to tighten up
  9. spenne om: to embrace, encompass, span
  10. spenne opp: to unbuckle
  11. spenne over: to extend, stretch over
  12. spenne på (seg): to buckle on, fasten
  13. spenne ut: to let out, unloosen
  14. spenne seg ut: to stretch out, unfold

Derived terms[edit]

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse spenna, also from sperna for sense 3 and Verb 2.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb 1[edit]

spenne (present tense spenner, past tense spende or spente, past participle spent, passive infinitive spennast, present participle spennande, imperative spenn)

  1. to stretch, tense, tighten, strain
  2. to draw (a bow (archery)), cock (a firearm)
  3. to kick (e.g. a horse)
  4. spenne av (seg): to take off, unfasten
  5. spenne for: to hitch up (horses)
  6. spenne fra: to unhitch (horses)
  7. spenne i: to buckle, exert oneself
  8. spenne inn: to tighten up
  9. spenne om: to embrace, encompass, span
  10. spenne opp: to unbuckle
  11. spenne over: to extend, stretch over
  12. spenne på (seg): to buckle on, fasten
  13. spenne ut: to let out, unloosen
  14. spenne seg ut: to stretch out, unfold

Derived terms[edit]

Verb 2[edit]

spenne (present tense spenner, past tense spann, past participle sponne, passive infinitive spennast, present participle spennande, imperative spenn)

  1. to move, stir, show sign of life

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