подтягивать

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

подтяг- (podtjag-) +‎ -ивать (-ivatʹ)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [pɐˈtʲːæɡʲɪvətʲ]

VerbEdit

подтя́гивать (podtjágivatʹimpf (perfective подтяну́ть)

  1. to pull (to), to pull up (to), to haul up (to)
    подтя́гивать бревно́ к бе́регуpodtjágivatʹ brevnó k béreguto pull the log to the shore
    подтя́гивать бревно́ к кры́шеpodtjágivatʹ brevnó k krýšeto haul the log onto the roof
  2. to bring up, to move closer up (of troops, etc.)
  3. to tighten
  4. (colloquial) to tuck in
  5. (colloquial) to pull up
    вам на́до подтяну́ть англи́йскийvam nádo podtjanútʹ anglíjskijyou must pull up your English (to a better standard)
    подтя́гивать дисципли́нуpodtjágivatʹ disciplínutighten up discipline
  6. (colloquial) to help catch up with the rest
  7. (colloquial) to join in singing, to join in a song, to sing along, to harmonize

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