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EtymologyEdit

See хлыст (xlyst, whip).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

хлеста́ть (xlestátʹimpf (perfective хлестну́ть or хлестану́ть)

  1. to lash, to switch, to whip
    хлеста́ть ве́ником в ба́неxlestátʹ vénikom v báneto beat with birch twigs in the bathhouse
  2. to beat down (on), to lash (against)
    дождь хле́щет в окно́doždʹ xléščet v oknóthe rain is beating down (on) the window panes
    дождь хле́щет нам в лицо́doždʹ xléščet nam v licóthe rain is beating in our faces
  3. (colloquial) to gush
    кровь хле́щет из ра́ныkrovʹ xléščet iz rányblood is gushing from the wound
    дождь так и хле́щетdoždʹ tak i xléščetthe rain is lashing down
  4. (colloquial) to guzzle (down), to glug

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Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

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