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Verb type: 4


  1. to hit something repeatedly, as a nail with a hammer or a log with an axe
  2. to beat somebody up
  3. (forestry) to cut a tree, to fell trees
  4. to bill (to work with a billhook)
  5. to chop, often with irti (“off”) (to sever with an axe or similar tool)
  6. to chop (to cut into pieces, such as firewood)
  7. to beat (to win somebody with a considerable margin)
  8. to beat (to be better in something than somebody else)
    Matti hakkaa Pekan matematiikassa.
    Matti beats Pekka in mathematics.
  9. to beat (to play certain musical instruments, such as drums or piano, with a great fervor)


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".