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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) to chase; to pursue
    Die Hunde hetzen die Hasen.
    The hounds chase the hares.
  2. (transitive with auf) to sic, to set upon (of dogs etc.)
    Die Jäger hetzen ihre Hunde auf die Hasen.
    The hunters sic their dogs on the hares.
  3. (intransitive with gegen) to agitate
    Die Partei hetzt gegen Ausländer.
    The party agitates against foreigners.

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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.