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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *kačati, iterative-durative for *kotiti (to roll).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

кача́ть (kačátʹimpf (perfective покача́ть or качну́ть)

  1. to rock, swing, shake, wobble; dandle
    кача́ть колыбе́льkačátʹ kolybélʹto rock the cradle
    кача́ть голово́йkačátʹ golovójto shake one's head
  2. to pump
  3. to toss, roll, pitch
    ло́дку кача́етlódku kačájetthe boat is tossing / rolling
    его́ кача́ло из стороны́ в сто́ронуjevó kačálo iz storoný v stóronuhe was reeling from side to side
  4. (colloquial) to lift up, chair (to toss someone up, like a group of fans their champion)
  5. to download (= ска́чивать (skáčivatʹ)), pf - скача́ть (skačátʹ)
  6. (colloquial) to train/pump muscle
  7. (colloquial) (in the expression)
    кача́ть права́kačátʹ praváto (persistеntly) stand up for one's rights

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Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

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