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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
Stushevatsya To fade into the background Russian action
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Tamil love action connection
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action
Bababa ba? Is it going down? (In the context of an elevator) Tagalog action
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
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Ripsaspis (ρίψασπις) Literal: "the one that throws down his shield"; the one that gives in with dismay Greek action
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
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Beau geste A gesture noble in its nature or intention but ultimately meaningless in substance French action
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Nedoperepitj (недоперепить) To drink more than one should have, but less than one would have wanted. To fail to drink too much. Russian funny action
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical 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
Mencomot Stealing things of small value, mostly for fun rather than out of necessity. Indonesian action funny



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