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Meaning of “втрескался” [closed]

I am having problems with the word "втрескался", the context being - Сказ о том как Ванька дурачок втрескался в распрекрасную заморскую принцессу с грустными очами, и как полез ее спасать.
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When and why did Asian and Southern people start to be called “чурки”?

Wiktionary gives eight different meanings as well as the etymological origin of the word "чурка": Meanings 1-4 are various small pieces of wood or metal, Meaning 5 is a simpleton or uneducated person, ...
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How should I understand the word “повем” in the line “кому повем печаль мою”?

This is a quotation from Chekhov's story "Тоска"(See https://ru.wikisource.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0_(%D0%A7%D0%B5%D1%85%D0%BE%D0%B2)#cite_note-1). I have googled but couldn't find ...
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(по)вредить with accusative and/or dative

According to my dictionary (Kenneth Katzner, link), see attached pic, I think I should use the dative case after this verb. BTW, the повредить entry basically directed me to the вредить entry. ...
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“Published computer scientist” in Russian? [closed]

How to say in Russian "published computer scientist"?
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Difference between “девушка”, “девочка” and “подруга”

So, IIRC "девушка" can mean both "girl" (of any age) or "girlfriend" (I'm not entirely sure of this so feel free to call me out), but what about 'подруга'? Can I safely replace 'девушка' with 'подруга'...
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Implementation of the word “вот” in different places

вот means behold But, вот офис means here is office So why вот is having different meanings in different places?
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Pronunciation of “о” [duplicate]

Can someone explain the correct pronunciation of "o"? (I know it may vary but maybe there's some rule of thumb that I can take advantage of). Take just the word мост for example, it seems that "o" is ...
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What's the difference between доброе, добрый and доброй? [closed]

Also, is there a difference between "спокойной ночи" and "доброй ночи"?
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What are other possible materials for дурилка? [closed]

Most common usage I have seen for the angling utility дурилка, it is referenced to be made of cardboard which possible would attract fish after getting wet, maybe similar to bread crumbs; but are ...