abfliegen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ab- (from) +‎ fliegen (to fly)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔapˌfliːɡŋ̩/, /ˈʔapˌfliːɡən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ab‧flie‧gen

Verb[edit]

abfliegen (class 2 strong, third-person singular simple present fliegt ab, past tense flog ab, past participle abgeflogen, past subjunctive flöge ab, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (aviation) to take off (from the ground), to fly away
  2. to depart
  3. (of birds) to migrate
  4. (transitive) to fly over, overfly
    • ein Gelände abfliegen
      to fly over an area (i.e. search and rescue)

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