treiben

See also: Treiben

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German trīben, from Old High German trīban, from Proto-West Germanic *drīban.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʁaɪ̯bm̩/, /ˈtʁaɪ̯bən/
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  • Hyphenation: trei‧ben

VerbEdit

treiben (class 1 strong, third-person singular present treibt, past tense trieb, past participle getrieben, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (transitive) to drive (e.g. livestock); to propel; to force [auxiliary haben]
  2. (transitive) to put forth; to produce; to sprout [auxiliary haben]
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to urge [auxiliary haben]
  4. (transitive, vulgar, slang) to fuck [auxiliary haben]
  5. (intransitive) to drift; to float about [auxiliary sein]
  6. (intransitive) to sprout [auxiliary sein]
  7. (transitive) to do, to get up to
    Was treibst du denn so den ganzen Tag?
    What do you get up to all day?

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Further readingEdit

  • treiben” in Duden online
  • treiben” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

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