kribbeln

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kribeln (to tickle). The modern form is based more on German Low German and Central German dialects, belonging to krabbeln (to crawl; to tickle).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkʁɪbəln/
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Verb[edit]

kribbeln (third-person singular simple present kribbelt, past tense kribbelte, past participle gekribbelt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (body part; something on the skin) to prickle; to tickle
  2. (person) to run about busily; to be restless; to sit down and stand up often
  3. (rare, drink) to sparkle

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