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迫る逼る
Readings
せまる
semaru
せる
seru
Reading restricted to 迫る
Out-dated or obsolete kana usage
Meanings
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
intransitive verb
to approach, to draw near, to be imminent(s')approcher, exiger, harceler, réclamer, se rapprocher

Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
to press (someone for something), to urge, to compelнадвига́тьсяnäher rücken, heranrücken, näher kommen, sich nähern, nahen, bevorstehen, nahe sein, sich verengen, nötigen, erzwingen, pressen, drängen, anspornen, auf den Pelz rücken, jmdm. zusetzen, in die Enge getrieben werden, Atembeklemmung bekommen

Kanji
ON: ハクKUN: せま.る
urge, force, imminent, spur on

ON: フク, ヒツ, ヒョク, ヒキKUN: せま.る, むかばき
urge, force, imminent, spur on

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
時間が刻々と迫っている。Parts: 時間 (じかん), 刻々 (こっこく), 迫る (せまる)Time is pressing every moment.

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