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EtymologyEdit

los +‎ reißen

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈloːsˌʁai̯sn̩/

VerbEdit

losreißen (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present reißt los, past tense riss los, past participle losgerissen, past subjunctive risse los, auxiliary haben)

  1. (reflexive) to break loose, tear oneself away (von from)
    • 1902, Stefan Zweig, ‘Die Wanderung’:
      Jäh, fast feindselig riss er sich aus ihren Armen los, denn der Gedanke, er könnte den Messias versäumt haben um eines Weibes willen, machte ihn furchterfüllt und wild.
      Suddenly, almost antagonistically, he tore himself away from her arms, for the thought that he might have missed the Messiah because of a woman filled him with fear and fury.

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