"træk" (pull), verb in imperative form.


From Middle Low German trecken, which is a merger of two related verbs: Proto-Germanic *trekaną (to push, drag) and *trakjaną (to drag), cognate with Dutch trekken (hence English trek). Doublet of trekke.


  • IPA(key): /trɛkə/, [ˈtˢʁ̥aɡ̊ə]


trække (past tense trak, past participle trukket, attributive common trukken, attributive definite or plural trukne)

  1. (intransitive) to pull, drag, haul, tow
  2. (intransitive) to draw (a card or a line)
  3. (intransitive) to withdraw (money from an account)
  4. (intransitive) to steep (of a liquid with one or more solid items in it, to stand undisturbed so that something from the solid items are released into the liquid, or vice versa)
    • 2016, Yotam Ottolenghi, NOPI, Lindhardt og Ringhof →ISBN, page 5
      En fordel ved retten her er, at den helst skal trække i et par timer, inden den serveres, så smagsnuancerne får tid til at udvikle sig.
      An advantage to this dish is that it should preferably steep for a few hours before being served, such that the nuances of taste get the time to develop.
    • 2008, Henrijete Elmkjær, Spis Med Lethed, BoD – Books on Demand →ISBN, page 75
      Soyabønner skal trække i ca. 10 – 12 timer inden de koges i ca. 40 min.
      Soy beans must be in water for circa 10 - 12 hours before being boiled for approximately 40 minutes.
  5. (intransitive) to move (from one place to another)
  6. (intransitive) to migrate (of birds)
  7. (informal, intransitive) to work as a prostitute (especially on the streets)
  8. (reflexive) to withdraw, stand down, step down (give up a pursuit)
  9. (passive) to put up with (with the preposition med)


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