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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German brūsen, from Old High German *brūsen, from Proto-Germanic *brūsijaną (to break; crack; crackle). More at bruise. The sense "to shower" is a back-formation from Brause.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbraʊ̯z(ə)n/
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VerbEdit

brausen (third-person singular simple present braust, past tense brauste, past participle gebraust, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. to make dissonant noise; roar, as done by wind or water
  2. to drive fast; race
    Das Auto braust über die Autobahn.
    The car races over the highway.
  3. (dated) to shower

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