betreiben

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

be- +‎ treiben. A calque of Middle Low German bedrīven.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈtʁaɪ̯bən/, [bəˈtʁaɪ̯bən], [-bm̩]

Verb[edit]

betreiben ‎(class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present betreibt, past tense betrieb, past participle betrieben, past subjunctive betriebe, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to run, to operate (a business, an engine, etc.)
    Sie betreibt ein Onlinegeschäft für Wintersocken.
    She runs an online business for winter socks.

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