schießen

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See also: schiessen

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sciozzan, from Proto-Germanic *skeutaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewd-. Cognate with Low German scheten, Dutch schieten, West Frisian sjitte, English shoot, Danish skyde, Faroese skjóta..

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃiːsn̩], [ˈʃiːsən]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: schie‧ßen

Verb[edit]

schießen (class 2 strong, third-person singular present schießt, past tense schoss, past participle geschossen, past subjunctive schösse, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to shoot; to fire [auxiliary haben]
    auf etwas schießento shoot at something
    Salut schießento fire a salute
  2. (sports) to kick; to shoot [auxiliary haben]
    ein Tor schießento score (literally, “to shoot a goal”)
    den Ball ins Tor schießento shoot the ball into the goal
  3. (photography) to shoot [auxiliary haben]
  4. (slang, drugs) to shoot up [auxiliary haben]
  5. (intransitive) to dart; to shoot; to rush; to gush [auxiliary sein]
    durch etwas schießento rush through something
    aus etwas schießento gush from something

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