packen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German packen. Cognate with German Low German packen, Dutch pakken, Saterland Frisian pakje, West Frisian pakke, English pack.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpakən/, [ˈpakən], [ˈpakŋ̩]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

packen (weak, third-person singular present packt, past tense packte, past participle gepackt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to pack (luggage, a bundle, etc.); to get packed
    Du musst deine Sachen packen.You need to pack your stuff.
    Du musst packen.You need to get packed.
  2. (transitive) to grab, to grip, to take
    Er packte mich am Arm.He grabbed me by the arm.
  3. (informal, transitive) to manage, to stand, to cope
    Ich pack das alles nich’...I can’t manage all of this...
  4. (slang, transitive) to take (a bus, train, etc.)
    Lass den Bus packen!Let’s take the bus!
  5. (regional or dated, reflexive) to beat it
    Pack dich!Beat it!

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pac +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

packen

  1. to pack

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: pakken
  • Limburgish: pakke

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