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GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • schmeissen (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German smīzan, from Proto-Germanic *smītaną, from Proto-Indo-European *smeyd-. Cognate with Low German smieten, Dutch smijten, English smite, Danish smide, Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐍃𐌼𐌴𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽(bismeitan).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃmaɪ̯sn̩/, /ˈʃmaɪ̯sən/
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VerbEdit

schmeißen (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present schmeißt, past tense schmiss, past participle geschmissen, past subjunctive schmisse, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive with mit) to throw; to fling; to hurl; to chuck; to slam
    Er schmiss seine Tasche aufs Bett.
    He flung his bag on the bed.
    Sie schmeißt mit Kastanien auf die andern Kinder.
    She’s throwing chestnuts at the other children.
  2. (transitive, informal) to drop by accident
    Pass auf, dass du die Flasche nicht auf den Boden schmeißt.
    Be careful not to drop the bottle on the ground.
  3. (transitive, colloquial) to manage; to organize; to run
    Ich muss hier heut den ganzen Laden alleine schmeißen.
    I have to run this whole thing on my own today.

ConjugationEdit

Before 1996, the past tense forms were schmiß, schmißt instead of schmiss, schmisst.

Derived termsEdit