Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to break; to snap; to be cut; to split; to crack
  • ふたり二人
  • こども子供
  • つな
  • 切れる
  • まで
  • ひっぱ引っ張り
  • あった
  • The two children pulled at the rope until it broke.
2. to be injured
3. to wear out; to be worn out
4. to break; to burst; to collapse
5. to wear off; to stop working; to go dead
6. to expire (time limit, etc.); to run out; to become due
7. to run out (of stock, etc.); to be exhausted; to be used up; to be sold out; to be out of
  • ガソリン
  • きれ切れかかっている
  • We're running out of gas.
8. to be broken off (e.g. of a relationship); to break up; to have severed ties; to be cut off; to be disconnected
9. to cut well; to be sharp
  • この
  • はさみ
  • 良く
  • 切れない
  • These scissors don't cut well.
10. to be sharp-minded; to be keen; to be shrewd; to be quick-witted; to be able
11. to be short of; to drop under (a certain figure); to beat (e.g. a record time)
  • メートル
  • 、10
  • びょう
  • 切れる
  • Will they break the ten-second mark in the hundred-metre race?
12. to dry off
13. to curve; to veer
14. to shuffle (cards)
15. to get angry; to snap; to blow one's top; to lose one's temper; to flipColloquialism, See also キレる
  • あいつ
  • とうとう
  • 切れた
  • Finally, he lost his temper.
Auxiliary verb, Ichidan verb
16. to be able to do completelyUsually written using kana alone, after the -masu stem of a verb
  • この
  • こおり
  • うす
  • すぎて
  • きみ君の
  • からだ
  • ささ支え
  • きれない
  • だろう
  • This ice is too thin to bear your weight.


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