krösen

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See also: krosen

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • krosen (more Rhenish; while krösen is more Westphalian)

Etymology[edit]

From western German dialects (Ripuarian, Low Franconian, Westphalian).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʁœːzən/ (according to original dialectal pronunciation)
  • IPA(key): /ˈkʁøːzən/ (by analogy with standard pronunciation rules)

Verb[edit]

krösen (weak, third-person singular present kröst, past tense kröste, past participle gekröst, auxiliary haben)

  1. (colloquial, regional, western Germany) to potter; to tamper; to move things back and forth (about the house); to be busy (with minor tasks)
    Synonyms: wursteln, wurschteln, räumen, geschäftig sein
    Ich weiß nich’, wo die Mama is’. Die is’ hier schon den ganzen Tag überall am Krösen...
    I don’t know where Mum is. She’s been pottering about the house all day...
  2. (colloquial, regional, western Germany) to rummage
    Synonym: herumwühlen
    Ich hab hier grad ma’ in der Schublade gekröst, un’ kuck ma’, wat ich da gefunden hab!
    I was just rummaging in this drawer for a bit, and take a look what I've found!

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