quetschen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German quetzen, possibly influenced or from Old French quasser (to break). Cognate with Middle Low German quattern, Dutch kwetsen.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkvɛtʃən/, [ˈkʰvɛtʃn̩]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

quetschen (weak, third-person singular present quetscht, past tense quetschte, past participle gequetscht, auxiliary haben)

  1. to squeeze, to squish

Conjugation[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “quetschen”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Further reading[edit]

  • quetschen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • quetschen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • quetschen” in Duden online
  • quetschen” in OpenThesaurus.de