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EtymologyEdit

ab- +‎ treiben

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaptʀaɪ̯bm̩/, /ˈʔaptʀaɪ̯bən/
  • Hyphenation: ab‧trei‧ben
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VerbEdit

abtreiben (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present treibt ab, past tense trieb ab, past participle abgetrieben, past subjunctive triebe ab, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (intransitive) to go/be sent off course
  2. (intransitive) to have an abortion
    • 2015, Tim Krohn, Nachts in Vals:
      Erst am Nachmittag des dritten Tages fragte Jlien irgendwann: »Was muss ich tun, um abzutreiben
      It was not until the afternoon of the third day that Jlien asked, ‘What do I have to do to get an abortion?’
  3. (transitive) to abort (a baby)

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