Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To injure (anything) by rough handling; handle roughly.
  • v. To begrime; soil with mud; daub; smear.
  • v. To work persistently or laboriously; be occupied in working (e.g. in the earth, rake among dirt, etc.).
  • v. To meddle; interfere.
  • v. To knead dough; stir dough previously kneaded to a proper consistency before baking.
  • v. To become soft; become moist, as damp earth.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English elten, from Old Norse elta ("to chase, hunt, knead"), from Proto-Germanic *alatjanan (“to drive, force, move”), from Proto-Indo-European *ela-, *el(ʷ)-, *lā- (“to drive, move, go”). Cognate with Danish ælte ("to knead"), Swedish älta ("to dwell upon, brood, stir, knead"), Norwegian elte ("to knead"), Norwegian elta ("to pursue, plod"), Icelandic elta ("to chase").

Examples

  • If you start only sending continuous tweets associated with raising buffaloes on the Marajó islands to your elt PLN, the consequence is likely to be a decrease in your number of followers.

    G is for Grice (and his Maxims) « An A-Z of ELT

  • By headline1, February 4, 2010 @ 6:17 am buy phentermine elt

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Friday writing column.

  • What I elt -- ultimately did was I wrote columns about it and I disclosed what

    Saving Milly: Love, Politics, and Parkinson's Disease

  • Horses, knig ts, foot so iers, a elt the crashing of this tremendous weapon, and Firczyk was beginning to rally the faltering Poles with his mighty shouts and indomitable courage, when Siegfried von Eschl came on the scene.

    Poland

  • J. Lo was a guest and performer and f elt the need to change outfits three times!

    Socialite Life

  • I like to draw without anything ..... just goof off and elt myself go where Iplease

    Documenting Reality

  • Hav u ever felt. .like being letdown by doz whom u supportd most,. f..elt lik settng the world on fire? why some people people feel that in friendship you have right to speak harsh ....?

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • A dds Rhinestones sophistication also on soles to an of heels. ordinary pair B elt with big of jeans. fancy buckle.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • We found this image on Flickr and elt totally inspired.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • Tina … IAM SOOO SORRY, i know you look up to me, but please dotn elt my death keep you form liveing a wonderfull life!

    [Help] Most Recent Posts

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.