Godan verb with ru ending, Transitive verb, Intransitive verb
1. to hesitate; to have scruples; to be afraid of what others may thinkUsually written using kana alone
  • どの
  • いえ
  • ひと
  • はばか憚る
  • ひみつ秘密
  • ある
  • Every family has a skeleton in the closet.
Godan verb with ru ending, Intransitive verb
2. to lord it over; to have great influenceUsually written using kana alone
  • にくまれっこ憎まれっ子
  • はばか憚る
  • Ill weeds grow apace.


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