drücken

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See also: drucken, Drücken, and Drucken

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German drücken, from Old High German drucchen, from Proto-Germanic *þrukkijaną (to press). Closely cognate with German drucken (to print): drucken was originally the southern form, drücken was historically North German.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʁʏkən/, [ˈdʁʏkŋ̩]
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Verb[edit]

drücken (weak, third-person singular present drückt, past tense drückte, past participle gedrückt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to press; to push (e.g., a door handle)
    Drück diesen Knopf nicht!
    Don't press that button!
  2. (transitive) to squeeze; to hug (somebody)
    Sie drückte liebevoll meine Hand.
    She squeezed my hand affectionately.
    Richten Sie die Waffe und drücken Sie den Abzug.
    Aim the gun and pull the trigger.
  3. (reflexive, with vor + dative) to shirk; to avoid (work or responsibility)
    Er hat sich in letzter Zeit vor seinen Aufgaben gedrückt.
    He's been shirking his chores lately.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Hungarian: drukkol

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Further reading[edit]

  • drücken” in Duden online
  • drücken” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache