schüren

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See also: schuren

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schürn, from Old High German scuren, from Proto-West Germanic *skeran, from Proto-Germanic *skeraną, see also Old English scieran, Old Frisian skera, Old Saxon sceran, Old High German skeran.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃyːʁən]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

schüren (weak, third-person singular present schürt, past tense schürte, past participle geschürt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to poke, stoke (to poke a fire to remove ash or promote burning)
    ein Feuer schüren
    eine Glut schüren
  2. (transitive, by extension) to stoke, stir up, fuel (an emotion in someone)
    Der Angriff schürt Ängste vor einer Invasion.
    The attack stirs up fears of an invasion.

Conjugation[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • schüren” in Duden online
  • schüren” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache