schwitzen

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From Old High German swizzen. A geminated form of Proto-Germanic *swait-, from Proto-Indo-European *swoyd- (to sweat), *sweyd-. Cognates (without gemination): Dutch zweten, Danish svede, English sweat.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃvɪtsən/, [ˈʃʋɪtsən], [ˈʃʋɪtsn̩]

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schwitzen (third-person singular simple present schwitzt, past tense schwitzte, past participle geschwitzt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to sweat; to perspire (of living beings)
  2. (intransitive) to give off water (of things)
  3. (intransitive, figuratively, with über + dative) to think hard; to work hard (on a mental task)
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) to be in fear; to worry

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