anlaufen

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See also: Anläufen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

an- +‎ laufen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔanlaʊ̯fɱ̩/, /ˈʔanlaʊ̯fən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: an‧lau‧fen

Verb[edit]

anlaufen (class 7 strong, third-person singular present läuft an, past tense lief an, past participle angelaufen, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to begin, to start
  2. (intransitive) (of a film) to open; (of a motor) to start
  3. (intransitive) to mist up, steam up (of a mirror, glass etc)
  4. (intransitive) to tarnish (of metal)
  5. (intransitive) to turn/go (a specified colour)
    • 2015, Tim Krohn, Nachts in Vals, p. 29:
      Sie lief jedenfalls krebsrot an, als er nachfragte, und weigerte sich, ihr Sprüchlein zu wiederholen.
      In any case, she went as red as a lobster when he asked, and refused to repeat her little speech.
  6. (intransitive) to stand up to (gegen etwas)
  7. (transitive, nautical) to put into, call at (a port etc)

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