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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃlaɪ̯fɱ̩/, /ˈʃlaɪ̯fən/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German slīfan.


schleifen (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present schleift, past tense schliff, past participle geschliffen, past subjunctive schliffe, auxiliary haben)

  1. to whet, to move across a surface abrasively
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German sleifen, sleipfen, causative of slīfen (modern schleifen (to whet), above).


schleifen (third-person singular simple present schleift, past tense schleifte, past participle geschleift, auxiliary haben)

  1. to drag, to pull along the ground
  2. (figuratively) to drag, to make people accompany oneself to a place they don't want to be
  3. to raze a castle, to bring down its walls to the ground