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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
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
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Tamil love action connection
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Bababa ba? Is it going down? (In the context of an elevator) Tagalog action
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
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
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
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
Rauxa Sudden determination or action; rapture Catalan action strength
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
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Stushevatsya To fade into the background Russian action
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence



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