vertreiben

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vertriben, from Old High German fartriban, from far- + triban; synchronically, ver- +‎ treiben. Cognate with Old Saxon fardrīvan, English fordrive, Dutch verdrijven.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɛʁˈtʁaɪ̯bən/, [fɛʁˈtʁaɪ̯bm̩]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ver‧trei‧ben

VerbEdit

vertreiben (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present vertreibt, past tense vertrieb, past participle vertrieben, past subjunctive vertriebe, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to force to leave, to drive away
  2. (transitive, financial) to put on the market (especially in large quantities)
  3. (transitive, art, painting) to put colors softly together

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