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Vetää (Verb type1)


  1. (transitive) to pull, drag, draw (to apply a pulling force)
    Vedä se ulos!
    Pull it out!
  2. (transitive) to lead
    Vedän tätä ryhmää.
    I am leading this group.
  3. (intransitive) to blow (of a draft of air)
    Ikkunan luona vetää.
    There is a draft by the window.
  4. (transitive) to wind, wind up (a coil or spring used to power a mechanism such as clockwork)
    Kronometri täytyy vetää tarkalleen 24 tunnin välein, jotta se olisi mahdollisimman tarkka.
    The chronometer must be wound exactly every 24 hours in order for it to be as precise as possible.
  5. (transitive, of a container) to be able to contain (of a vessel, in terms of volume)
    Astia vetää vähintäänkin 15 litraa.
    The container should be able to contain at least 15 litres.
  6. to yank, punch (to throw, kick, hit etc. with a sudden, powerful movement)
    Vetää jotakuta turpaan
    to punch someone in the face
  7. (transitive, figuratively, usually ~ puoleensa) to attract
    Hunaja vetää (puoleensa) kaikenlaisia pörriäisiä.
    Honey attracts all kinds of bugs.
  8. (transitive, of tubing, wiring etc.) to place, install, lay
    Johdot on vedetty paikoilleen.
    The cables have been laid.
  9. (transitive, of a toilet) to flush
    Muista vetää vessa.
    Remember to flush the toilet.
  10. (transitive, colloquial) to ingest, take (drugs, drinks, food, etc.)
    Pekka veti kakkua kuin viimeistä päivää.
    Pekka ate cake like there were no tomorrow.
    Mitä sä oot vetäny?
    What have you taken?
  11. (slang, art, music) to perform
    Vedetään biisi cis-mollista.
    Let's play this song in C-sharp minor.
    Bändi veti viimeisen keikkansa eilen.
    The band performed their last gig yesterday.
  12. (colloquial, gaming) to beat (a level or a game)
  13. (transitive, sports, colloquial) to shoot (the ball, puck, etc.)


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".