IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Swedish sparka.

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VerbEdit

sparka (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative sparkaði, supine sparkað)

  1. (transitive, with dative) to kick
  2. (figuratively, transitive, with dative) to give someone the boot, to fire, to sack

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

sparka n

  1. definite plural of spark

Etymology 2Edit

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VerbEdit

sparka

  1. inflection of sparke:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

sparka n

  1. definite plural of spark

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Icelandic sparka.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

sparka (present sparkar, preterite sparkade, supine sparkat, imperative sparka)

  1. to kick; to strike with the foot or leg
    • 1909, Leon Larson, Samhällets fiende[1]:
      Han kände sig ungefär som en häst som sparkat sönder sina skaklar och som nu kunde få skena i väg så långt han ville utan fruktan för piskan och tygeln.
      He felt something like a horse that had kicked its shackles to pieces, and that now could bolt as far as he pleased without fear of whip or reins.
  2. (slang) to fire; terminate an employment

Usage notesEdit

The passive sparkas often has an active meaning as well in (sense 1).

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