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EtymologyEdit

за- (za-) +‎ хвати́ть (xvatítʹ)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [zəxvɐˈtʲitʲ]
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VerbEdit

захвати́ть (zaxvatítʹpf (imperfective захва́тывать)

  1. to grasp, to grip, to grab, to clench, to collar
  2. to seize, to capture, to occupy, to usurp
    Зе́млю захвати́ли зло́бные прише́льцы — лю́ди!
    Zémlju zaxvatíli zlóbnyje prišélʹcy — ljúdi!
    Earth is occupied by evil aliens - humans!
  3. to absorb, to captivate, to possess, to carry away, to thrill, to engross, to enthral
  4. to catch, to snatch, to take (away)
    захвати́ть враспло́хzaxvatítʹ vrasplóxto catch unawares, to surprise, to take by surprise
  5. (colloquial) to take along
    Захвати́ зонт на слу́чай дождя́.
    Zaxvatí zont na slúčaj doždjá.
    Take a brolly with you in case of rain.

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