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Ajaa (Verb type1)


  1. (transitive) to drive, ride, travel in a vehicle, transport in a car
    ajaa autoa ― to drive a car
    ajaa polkupyörällä ― to ride a bike
    rekat ajavat hiekkaa ― the trucks are transporting sand
    ajaa ylinopeutta ― to speed
  2. used of several other forms of movement
    ajaa kilpaa, ajaa rallia ― to race (rally)
    ajaa yhteen ― to collide
    ajaa yli ― to run over
    ajaa puuhun ― to crash onto a tree
    ajaa karille ― to run aground
    tykistö ajoi asemiin ― the artillery took positions
  3. (transitive) to drive away, chase, pursue, expel, deport
    ajaa tiehensä, ajaa pois ― to chase away
    ajaa takaa ― to chase, pursue
  4. (transitive) to drive or herd (animals) in a particular direction
    ajaa karjaa ― to drive cattle
  5. (transitive) to advocate a certain idea
    ajaa luonnonsuojelun asiaa ― to advocate the case of nature protection
    ajaa läpi ― to push through
  6. (transitive) to force into a certain state
    velat ajoivat yrityksen konkurssiin ― the debts bankrupted the company
  7. (transitive) to operate a device
    ydinvoimala ajettiin alas huoltoa varten.
    The nuclear power plant was shut down for maintenance.
    ajaa moottori sisään ― to break in / run in an engine
  8. (transitive) to shave, cut
    ajaa partansa ― to shave (one's beard)
    ajaa nurmikko ― to cut the grass
  9. (transitive, computing) to run, execute (a computer program)


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".