hetzen

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See also: Hetzen and hëtzen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hetzen, from Old High German hezzen (to pursue), from Proto-Germanic *hatjaną (to hunt down, pursue, persecute, attack).

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hetzen (third-person singular simple present hetzt, past tense hetzte, past participle gehetzt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to agitate
    Die rechtspopulistische Partei hetzt gegen Ausländer.
    The right-wing populist party agitates against foreigners.
  2. (transitive with auf) to sic, to set upon (of dogs etc.)
    Die Jäger hetzten ihre Hunde auf die Enten.
    The hunters sic their dogs on the ducks.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

hetzen (third-person singular present hetzt, past participle gehetzt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to hurry, to rush
  2. (animals, with preposition 'op') to set upon, to sic

Conjugation[edit]

Regular
infinitive hetzen
participle gehetzt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular hetzen
2nd singular hetz hetz
3rd singular hetzt
1st plural hetzen
2nd plural hetzt hetzt
3rd plural hetzen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.