abschließen

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

ab- +‎ schließen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔapʃliːsn̩/, /ˈʔapʃliːsən/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

abschließen (class 2 strong, third-person singular present schließt ab, past tense schloss ab, past participle abgeschlossen, past subjunctive schlösse ab, auxiliary haben)

  1. to end, to finish or complete (eg one's studies)
  2. to shut off
  3. to lock up; to seal off
  4. to conclude (a contract, a deal), to finalise/finalize (a contract, an agreement)

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  • Before the 1996 German spelling reform, the past tense was conjugated as schloß ab, schlossest/schloßt ab, schloß ab, schlossen ab, schloßt ab, schlossen ab, while the reformed spellings use schloss- consistently.

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