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ab- +‎ wickeln

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔapvɪkl̩n/, /ˈʔapvɪkəln/
  • Hyphenation: ab‧wi‧ckeln
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VerbEdit

abwickeln (third-person singular simple present wickelt ab, past tense wickelte ab, past participle abgewickelt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to unwind
  2. to wind up (to dissolve a partnership or corporation and liquidate its assets)
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 29/2010, page 75:
      Das Gesetz legt unter anderem fest, dass die Regierung eine Bank im Falle ihrer drohenden Pleite geordnet abwickeln kann.
      The law determines among other things that the government can wind up a bank in an orderly fashion in case of its impending bankruptcy.

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