abseilen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab- +‎ Seil + -en.

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Verb[edit]

abseilen (third-person singular simple present seilt ab, past tense seilte ab, past participle abgeseilt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (reflexive) to descend on a rope
  2. (transitive) to make s.o. descend on a rope
  3. (euphemistic slang) To defecate, if connected with the male indefinite article ein, in its accusative form einen. "Einen abseilen" reflects the graphic character of German youth language and is nowadays in common use among the teenage population.

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  • Dutch: abseilen
  • English: abseil