schützen

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German[edit]

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From Middle High German, cognate with English shut

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃʏtsn̩/, /ˈʃʏtsən/
  • (file)

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schützen (third-person singular simple present schützt, past tense schützte, past participle geschützt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to defend; to protect; to shelter; to guard
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 27/2010, page 32:
      Von den Leibwächtern wird erwartet, dass sie die Politiker mit ihrem Körper schützen.
      It is expected of the bodyguards that they protect the politicians with their body.
  2. (transitive) to cover
  3. (reflexive) to protect oneself

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