schürfen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German [Term?]. Cognate to Dutch schorpen (to rip open; to saw).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃʏʁfn̩/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

schürfen (third-person singular simple present schürft, past tense schürfte, past participle geschürft, auxiliary haben)

  1. To prospect
  2. To dig up
  3. To graze (rub or scratch)

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