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косить

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

коси́ть (kosítʹimpf (perfective скоси́ть)

  1. to mow, to cut
  2. to mow down, to wipe out, to decimate
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

коси́ть (kosítʹimpf (perfective скоси́ть)

  1. twist, slant (eyes, mouth)
  2. squint, look asquint
  3. (slang) to evade, to elude, to dodge
    коси́ть от а́рмииkosítʹ ot ármiito avoid serving in the army
  4. (slang) to pretend
    • 2009, Ольга Александровна Славникова (Olga Alexandrovna Slavnikova), Басилевс (Basileus)
      Све́женькая! А коси́т под стару́шку.
      Svéženʹkaja! A kosít pod starúšku.
      She’s in mint condition! But she makes out she’s an old woman. (tr. Andrew Bromfield, 2012)
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

Related termsEdit