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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse knosa (to beat, bruise). Cognate with Old High German zerchnusen.

VerbEdit

knuse (imperative knus, infinitive at knuse, present tense knuser, past tense knuste, perfect tense har knust)

  1. to hug.
  2. to crush.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

knuse (imperative knus, present tense knuser, passive knuses, simple past knuste, past participle knust, present participle knusende)

  1. to crush (something)
  2. to break or smash (something)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

knuse (present tense knuser, past tense knuste, past participle knust, passive infinitive knusast, present participle knusande, imperative knus)

  1. Alternative form of knusa

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Norse knosa (to beat, bruise).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [nuːz], [nøːz], [nɪz]

VerbEdit

knuse (third-person singular present knuses, present participle knusin, past knusit, past participle knusit)

  1. to squeeze
  2. to press down with the knees and hands
  3. to bruise
  4. to press in the arms, cuddle
  5. to pummel