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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Mencomot Stealing things of small value, mostly for fun rather than out of necessity. Indonesian action funny
Rauxa Sudden determination or action; rapture Catalan action strength
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Ngaobera A slight inflammation of the throat caused by screaming too much Pascuense adverse action health
Fensterln To visit a girl who you fancy either by coming to her window or climbing through it to see her German love action persistence
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Beau geste A gesture noble in its nature or intention but ultimately meaningless in substance French action
Hoppilandkalle Guy who jumps to dry land to moor a boat Swedish action
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Bababa ba? Is it going down? (In the context of an elevator) Tagalog action
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish action
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action



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