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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
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
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Bababa ba? Is it going down? (In the context of an elevator) Tagalog action
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish action
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Tamil love action connection
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
Beau geste A gesture noble in its nature or intention but ultimately meaningless in substance French action
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Hoppilandkalle Guy who jumps to dry land to moor a boat Swedish action
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute



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