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Foreign word of the day  in German
die Kurve kratzen verb
  1. (colloquial) to hit the road, to clear off
  2. (colloquial) to take a turn, to escape (from an awkward position)
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Foreign word of the day  in Azerbaijani
qalxmaq verb
  1. (intransitive) to stand up, get up
  2. (intransitive) to go up, to move vertically
  3. (intransitive) to ascend
  4. (intransitive) to get well, recover (from illness)
  5. (intransitive) to rise, increase
  6. (intransitive, figuratively) to rise, to rebel, take up arms
  7. (intransitive) to take off
  8. (intransitive) to go up, become more expensive, rise in price
  9. (intransitive) to begin suddenly, rise (used to describe the onset of some natural phenomena, such as wind, waves, and sounds)
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Foreign word of the day  in Kikuyu
mbogoro class 9/10, noun
  1. a curved stick one of whose ends is crooked and the other forked, used for suspending a beehive
  2. bandy-leggedness, bow-leggedness
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
炒魷魚 (chǎo yóuyú) verb
  1. (literally) Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see ,‎ 魷魚.
  2. (figuratively, slang) to sack someone; to fire someone
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
كَلَّسَ (kallasa) verb
  1. to calcify, to saturate with chalk
  2. to trample upon as to press it together, to apply force upon the surface of
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
wraw adjective
  1. Easily angered; in a foul mood.
  2. Angry; vexed; wrathful.
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
gribus f, noun
  1. (obsolete) prison, clink, slammer
  2. rickety building
  3. (by extension) neglected area; poor neighbourhood
  4. (by extension) anything that is old or of inferior quality, especially items
  5. (by extension, derogatory) creepy person
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Foreign word of the day  in French
médaille en chocolat f, noun
  1. (humorous) a nonexistent prize for finishing in fourth place (as opposed to the actual gold, silver and bronze medals for finishing first, second, and third)
  2. (literally) Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see médaille,‎ chocolat.
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
落屎星 (Hokkien: làu-sái-chhiⁿ / làu-sái-chheⁿ) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
  
(gmj) verb
  1. (transitive) To (seek and) find. [since the Pyramid Texts]
  2. (transitive, also used with a genitive or r) To find a way to go.
  3. (with a genitive) To find a way to do something. [Kushite period]
  4. (transitive) To find a way out (of difficulties, etc.). [Old Kingdom]
  5. (transitive) To discover, find, locate.
  6. (transitive) To come across, happen upon.
  7. (transitive) To meet (someone).
  8. (transitive) To ascertain, discern, recognize.
  9. (transitive) To officially establish or determine.
  10. (transitive) To diagnose.
  11. (transitive) To calculate (a numerical result).
  12. (transitive) To achieve, receive (a position).
  13. (transitive) To devise (something).
  14. (intransitive, of a limb) To know how to use properly.
  15. (catenative, generally negated) To be able to.
  16. (transitive) To control a land.
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
artemōn m, noun
  1. topsail, foresail, bysail
  2. main block in a pulley system
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ประณาม (bprà-naam) verb
  1. (elegant) to salute, to worship; to praise, to extol.
  2. to denounce, to condemn; to banish, to expel.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
tahalí m, noun
  1. belt or sheath for a sword
  2. (historical) reliquary; small case (for soldiers to carry a Quran)
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
הִשְׁתַּכְּנֵז (hishtaknéz) verb
  1. (informal) To adopt Ashkenazi mannerisms, especially for the purpose of improving one's apparent socioeconomic status.
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
دُمْيَة (dumya) f, noun
  1. statue, statuette, especially a painted idol made of ivory or marble
  2. an image or effigy
  3. a dummy, doll, or puppet
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Foreign word of the day  in French
obus noun
  1. (military) shell (cylindrical projectile)
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