jännittää

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From jänne (string)

VerbEdit

jännittää

  1. To tense (to make tense).
  2. To tension (to place an object in tension).
    Jousiampuja jännitti jousen.
    The archer drew the arrow.
  3. (bodybuilding) To flex (to tighten the muscles for display of size or strength).
  4. (figuratively, transitive, monopersonal) partitive + 3rd-pers. singular = to feel excited, nervous; to feel unsure or enthusiastic and a mild fear connected to it.
    Jännittääkö Markusta?
    Does Markus feel excited/nervous?

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Last modified on 3 November 2013, at 21:04