how to pronounce забить


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the above transcription of забить is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

забить is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of забить in a speech by a native speaker of standard russian:

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meanings of забить


  1. To ignore, to neglect something the actor is supposed to do.
  2. To outdo, to surpass.
  3. To give up on one's intention.
  4. To slaughter.
  5. To stop doing something especially because of one's couldn't care less attitude.
  6. To beat up.
  7. To reserve, to earmark.
  8. To drive in (nail), to hammer in, to nail up.
  9. To score (a goal).
  10. To block up, to stop up, to cram, to obstruct.

забить frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word забить occurs in russian on average 5.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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