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I have looked at the conjugation page for this verb ( "Cooljugator"), but this form of the verb seems to not be present on the page.

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  • @ShadowMecc - the question is incorrect since "подъехать", "подвезти" ("з", not "c") are different verbs, and that's the way it is. – shabunc Jan 23 '16 at 4:08
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    @shabunc, if he (she) had known it he (she) wouldn't have asked. – V.V. Jan 23 '16 at 7:00
  • Both "-ть" and "-ти" endings denote an infinitive. So it's totally unclear what is the question about. – Matt Jan 23 '16 at 7:11
  • @V.V true, but so far this question is not helpful for a wider audience (in my opinion) neither will be the answer, that's why I left a comment. It is sort of answer - and the answer is that question is incorrect. – shabunc Jan 23 '16 at 7:12
  • In general, these are two distinct verbs that are not forms of one another. Besides that, the imperative (“Simple Command”) Cooljugator gives for this verb “подъехать” are just wrong. – Andreï Kostyrka Jan 24 '16 at 17:59
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There is no form of "подъехать", that sounds "подвести". Both are infinitives of different words.

  • Подъехать means "drive up (to)"
  • Подвести has to do with walking, leading, guiding or directing and means "bring somebody or something closer (to)", "insert something under something" (drive one end beneath the other)
  • Подвезти has to do with driving a vehicle and means "to deliver", "to give a lift"

"подвезти" is a little bit closer to "подъехать" as both have to do with vehicle driving, but they are different too.

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To add to Paul's answer, "подвести" can also mean "to let [someone] down".

It's a figurative term, I think it comes from "to walk [someone] under [something]", I don't remember what the origin of this particular use is, unfortunately.

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    "To walk someone under the monastery", an adorable place of exile? Still used as an idiom. – bipll May 23 '16 at 19:06
  • ha, that could be it! – Absolute Virtue May 24 '16 at 8:26

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