передёргивать

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

передёрг- (peredjorg-) +‎ -ивать (-ivatʹ)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [pʲɪrʲɪˈdʲɵrɡʲɪvətʲ]

VerbEdit

передёргивать (peredjórgivatʹimpf (perfective передёрнуть)

  1. (in a card game) to sharp, to cheat, to swindle
  2. to distort, to twist, to wrench, to misrepresent, to slant
  3. to make wince, to make cringe, to make reel, to make squirm, to make flinch
    Меня́ передёргивает от э́того.Menjá peredjórgivajet ot étovo.That makes me cringe. (literally, “I'm being made to wince from that.”)

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