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стрелять

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old East Slavic стрѣляти (strěljati, throw arrows)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [strʲɪˈlʲætʲ]
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VerbEdit

стреля́ть (streljátʹimpf (perfective вы́стрелить or стрельну́ть)

  1. to shoot, to fire
    стреля́ть из пу́шек по воробья́м
    streljátʹ iz púšek po vorobʹjám
    to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut, to break a butterfly on the wheel, to crush a fly with a steam-roller
    (literally, “to shoot from cannons at sparrows”)
  2. to shoot feel acute pains
  3. to cadge

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