A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.
كبد II to cause (ه هـ to s.o. s.th., esp. losses), inflict (ه هـ upon s.o. s.th., esp. losses); to culminate, pass through the meridian (star); to reach its climax
Example: “الحَربُ كَبَّدَت الاِقتِصادَ خَسائِرَ فادِحة”
Translation: “the war inflicted serious losses on the economy”
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* The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th Edition