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убы́ть (ubýtʹ) +‎ -ва́ть (-vátʹ)

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убыва́ть (ubyvátʹimpf (perfective убы́ть)

  1. to diminish, to decrease; (water) to become lower, to subside, to go down; (moon) to wane, to be on the wane
    тебя́ от э́того не убу́дет
    tebjá ot étovo ne ubúdet
    you won't be any the worse for it; nothing will happen to you
  2. (colloquial) to leave
    убыва́ть в о́тпускubyvátʹ v ótpuskto go on leave
    убыва́ть в командиро́вкуubyvátʹ v komandiróvkugo on business; go on detachment

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