schließen

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From Old High German sliozan, from Proto-Germanic *sleutaną. Akin to Old Saxon slūtan, Dutch sluiten.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃliːsn̩], [ˈʃliːsən]
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Verb[edit]

schließen (class 2 strong, third-person singular simple present schließt, past tense schloss, past participle geschlossen, past subjunctive schlösse, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to shut; to close; to shut down
  2. (transitive or intransitive) to conclude; to end; to close
  3. (transitive) to come to (an agreement); to enter into (a relationship); to reach (a settlement)
  4. (transitive or intransitive) to gather; to conclude; to come to realize

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Before the 1996 German Spelling Reform, the past tense form was schloß, but the correct spelling is now schloss.

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