zwalniać

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zwalniać impf (perfective zwolnić)

  1. to slow down, decelerate:
    1. (intransitive) to go slower
    2. (transitive) to slow something down
  2. (transitive) to dismiss, fire (an employee)
  3. (intransitive) to downshift, change lifestyle to a less stressful one
    Mimo że ma 60 lat, nadal nie chce zwalniać.Even though he's 60, he still doesn't want to downshift.
  4. (transitive) to free up
  5. (transitive) to exempt (free someone from a duty or obligation)
    zwalniać z odpowiedzialnościto exempt from liability
  6. (transitive) to release (e.g. a button, clutch)
    Nie zwalniaj klawisza, dopóki nie wyświetli się komunikat.Don't release the button until a communicate shows up.
  7. (reflexive, of a space) to become available for someone to use
  8. (reflexive) to resign (to quit a job)
    Jeśli szef nie zapłaci mi za nadgodziny, natychmiast się zwalniam.If the boss doesn't pay me for overtime, I'll resign immediately.

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Further reading[edit]

  • zwalniać in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • zwalniać in Polish dictionaries at PWN