schmeißen

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German smīzan, from Proto-Germanic *smītaną, from Proto-Indo-European *smeyd-. Cognate with Low German smieten, Dutch smijten, English smite, Danish smide, Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐍃𐌼𐌴𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (bismeitan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃmaɪ̯sn̩/, /ˈʃmaɪ̯sən/
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Verb[edit]

schmeißen (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present schmeißt, past tense schmiss, past participle geschmissen, past subjunctive schmisse, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) to throw; to fling; to hurl; to chuck
  2. (transitive, colloquial) to slam; to bang
  3. (transitive, colloquial) to manage (something); to handle (something); to deal with (something); to run (something)
  4. (intransitive, colloquial, with “mit) to throw (something around); to squander (something away)

Conjugation[edit]

Before 1996, the past tense form was schmiß, but the correct spelling is now schmiss.