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abdecken

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

ab- +‎ decken. Cognate with Dutch afdekken (to cover).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈapˌdɛkən/, [ˈʔapˌdɛkən], [-kŋ̩]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

abdecken (third-person singular simple present deckt ab, past tense deckte ab, past participle abgedeckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to cover
    Ich muss noch die Leiche abdecken - Now i have to cover the corpse.
  2. to cover costs
    Das deckt kaum die Kosten ab. - That barely covers the costs.
  3. to uncover, untile
    Der Sturm deckte die Dächer ab. - The storm uncovered the roofs.

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