durchwachsen

GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

durch +‎ wachsen

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

durchwachsen (class 6 strong, third-person singular present wächst durch, past tense wuchs durch, past participle durchgewachsen, past subjunctive wüchse durch, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to grow through (something) (of plants)
    Der Efeu wuchs schon zwischen den Brettern des Schuppens durch.
    The ivy was already growing through the boards of the shed.
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

durch- +‎ wachsen

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dʊʁçˈvaksən/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

durchwachsen (class 6 strong, third-person singular present durchwächst, past tense durchwuchs, past participle durchwachsen, past subjunctive durchwüchse, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to penetrate while growing, to grow through
    Das Myzel des Pilzes durchwächst das Substrat in kürzester Zeit.
    The mycelium of the fungus grows through the substrate in a very short time.
ConjugationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

durchwachsen (comparative durchwachsener, superlative am durchwachsensten)

  1. (of meat) streaky
    durchwachsener Speck
    streaky bacon
  2. (figuratively) mixed, so-so
    eine durchwachsene Bilanz
    mixed results
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