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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
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny 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
Stushevatsya To fade into the background Russian action
Beau geste A gesture noble in its nature or intention but ultimately meaningless in substance French action
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Ngaobera A slight inflammation of the throat caused by screaming too much Pascuense adverse action health
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical 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
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Rauxa Sudden determination or action; rapture Catalan action strength
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection 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
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action



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