schließen

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See also: schliessen

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From Middle High German slieȥen, from Old High German sliozan, from Proto-West Germanic *sleutan. Akin to Old Saxon slūtan, Dutch sluiten, English slot.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈʃliːsn̩], [ˈʃliːsən]
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schließen (class 2 strong, third-person singular present schließt, past tense schloss, past participle geschlossen, past subjunctive schlösse, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to shut; to close; to shut down
    Das Geschäft schließt um 18.00 Uhr.
    The store will close at 6 p.m.
  2. (transitive or intransitive) to lock
  3. (transitive or intransitive) to conclude; to end; to close
  4. (transitive) to come to (an agreement); to enter into (a relationship); to reach (a settlement)
  5. (transitive or intransitive) to gather; to conclude; to come to realize
    • 2021, Georg Heiß; Martin Löhnig, Nomos-Kommentar BGB Familienrecht, 4th edition, 1376 Rn. 38:
      Sind die Anteile unveräußerlich, so kann nicht darauf geschlossen werden, dass diese Anteile deswegen wertlos sind, denn dem Inhaber verbleibt der volle Nutzungswert.
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  • Before the 1996 German spelling reform, the past tense was conjugated as schloß, schlossest/schloßt, schloß, schlossen, schloßt, schlossen, while the reformed spellings use schloss- consistently.

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