Meaning of 割く in Japanese

  1. Words

Definition of 割く

  1. (v5k, vt) to tear; to rip up

    その少女はその布を裂いた。
    The girl tore the cloth.

  2. to cut up; to cleave; to cut open (esp. the abdomen)
  3. to forcibly separate (i.e. two lovers)
  4. to spare (time, money, etc.); to use part of something

    貴重なお時間の数分をさいていただけますか。
    Can you spare me a few minutes of your valuable time?

  5. to have a tattoo in the corner of one's eye →Related words: 黥く
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