verbrechen

See also: Verbrechen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German verbrechen (to breach, violate). Equivalent to ver- +‎ brechen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fərˈbrɛçən/, /fɛr-/, [fɐˈbʁɛçn̩], [fɛɐ̯-], [-çən]
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  • Hyphenation: ver‧bre‧chen

VerbEdit

verbrechen (class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present verbricht, past tense verbrach, past participle verbrochen, past subjunctive verbräche, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, chiefly informal, sometimes humorous) to do (something wrong); to be at fault for
  2. (transitive or intransitive, obsolete) to break (a law, the law); to commit a crime

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