saugen

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See also: säugen

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈzaʊ̯ɡən], [-ɡŋ̩]
  • Hyphenation: sau‧gen

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German sūgan (to suck), from Proto-Germanic *sūganą, from Proto-Indo-European *sug-, *suk-. Compare Low German sugen, Dutch zuigen, Danish suge.

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saugen (class 2 strong, third-person singular simple present saugt, past tense sog, past participle gesogen, past subjunctive söge, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to suck; to create underpressure with a tube-like object such as one's mouth
    an etwas saugen ― to suck on something
  2. (transitive) to suck (something)
  3. (colloquial, transitive) to download something
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for staubsaugen (to vacuum)

Verb[edit]

saugen (third-person singular simple present saugt, past tense saugte, past participle gesaugt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to vacuum
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