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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ta (to take) + knekken (the blow, the snap) + (on, upon): "take the the blow on ..", from knekke nakken på fisk (to snap the neck of a fish).

VerbEdit

ta knekken

  1. (idiomatic) to finish, put an end to, to be killing
    Alt stresset tar knekken på meg!
    All this stress is killing me!
    Jeg skal nok få tatt knekken på ham til slutt.
    I'm going to put an end to him for sure eventually.
    Dårlig livsstil tar knekken på beina. (article in Dagbladet)
    A bad lifestyle kills your legs.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ta (to take) + knekken (the blow, the snap) + (on, upon): "take the the blow on ..", from knekke nakken på fisk (to snap the neck of a fish).

VerbEdit

ta knekken

  1. (idiomatic) to finish, put an end to, to be killing
    Alt stresset tek knekken på meg!
    All this stress is killing me.
    Eg skal nok få teke knekken på han til slutt.
    I'm going to put an end to him for sure eventually.
    Badinga tek knekken på gikta. (article on firda.no)
    Swimming kills rheumatism.

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