vertreiben

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From Middle High German vertriben, from Old High German fartriban, from far- + triban.

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  • IPA(key): /fɛʁˈtʁaɪ̯bən/, [fɛʁˈtʁaɪ̯bm̩]

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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.
  2. (transitive, financial) To bring much of something onto the market.
  3. (transitive, art, painting) To put colors softly together.

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