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ломи́ть (lomítʹ) +‎ -ся (-sja)

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ломи́ться (lomítʹsjapf

  1. (third person only) to be (near to) breaking (with), burst (with)
    по́лки ло́мятся от книгpólki lómjatsja ot knigthe shelves are crammed with books
    по́лки магази́нов ло́мятся от това́ровpólki magazínov lómjatsja ot továrovshop shelves are overladen with goods
    ве́тви ло́мятся от плодо́вvétvi lómjatsja ot plodóvthe boughs are groaning with fruit
  2. (colloquial) to force one's way (to, into), come in crowds (to), flock (to)
    наро́д ло́мится на концер́тnaród lómitsja na konceŕtpeople are flocking to the show; the show is packing them in
    ломи́ться в откры́тую дверьlomítʹsja v otkrýtuju dverʹ(try to) force an open door; try to prove the obvious; ≈ preach to the converted
  3. passive of ломи́ть (lomítʹ)

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