See also: Anlassen

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

an- +‎ lassen

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: an‧las‧sen
  • IPA(key): /ˈanˌlasən/, [ˈʔanˌlasn̩]

VerbEdit

anlassen ‎(class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present lässt an, past tense ließ an, past participle angelassen, past subjunctive ließe an, auxiliary haben)

  1. to leave on
  2. (clothing) to keep on
  3. (a motor) to start
  4. (reflexive) to get off to a (good, bad etc.) start
    • 1912, Franz Kafka, Das Urteil, in: Arkadia. Ein Jahrbuch für Dichtkunst, Kurt Wolff Verlag (1913), page 53:
      Nun betrieb er ein Geschäft in Petersburg, das anfangs sich sehr gut angelassen hatte, seit langem aber schon zu stocken schien, wie der Freund bei seinen immer seltener werdenden Besuchen klagte.
      Now he ran a business in Petersburg, which had got off to a very good start, but now seemed to have been stagnating for a long time, as the friend complained during his visits, which became more and more rare.
  5. To temper or anneal

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