schützen

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See also: Schutzen and Schützen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Middle High German [Term?], from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewd- (to drive, fall upon, rush) most likely. Cognate with English shut

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃʏ.t͡sn̩/, /ˈʃʏ.t͡sən/
  • (file)

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schützen (third-person singular simple present schützt, past tense schützte, past participle geschützt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to defend; to protect; to shelter; to guard
    Die Götter schützen die guten Leute.
    Gods protect good people.
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 27/2010, page 32:
      Von den Leibwächtern wird erwartet, dass sie die Politiker mit ihrem Körper schützen.
      It is expected of the bodyguards that they protect the politicians with their body.
  2. (transitive) to cover
  3. (reflexive) to protect oneself

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