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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
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
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Bababa ba? Is it going down? (In the context of an elevator) Tagalog action
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Ngaobera A slight inflammation of the throat caused by screaming too much Pascuense adverse action health
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
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
Tulak ng bibig, kabig ng dibdib. Pretending to dislike something, when it reality you actually like it. Literal translation, "push of the mouth, pull (drawing closer to self) of the chest". Tagalog action
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish action
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action



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