abdecken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab- +‎ decken. Cognate with Dutch afdekken (to cover).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈapˌdɛkən/, [ˈʔapˌdɛkən], [-kŋ̩]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

abdecken (third-person singular simple present deckt ab, past tense deckte ab, past participle abgedeckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to cover
    Ich muss noch die Leiche abdecken.Now I have to cover the corpse.
  2. to cover costs
    Das deckt kaum die Kosten ab.That barely covers the costs.
  3. to uncover, untile
    Der Sturm deckte die Dächer ab.The storm uncovered the roofs.

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