schmeißen

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • schmeissen (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃmaɪ̯sən/, [ˈʃmäɪ̯sn̩]
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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 or intransitive with mit) to throw; to fling; to hurl; to chuck; to slam
    Er schmiss seine Tasche aufs Bett.
    He flung his bag on the bed.
    Sie schmeißt mit Kastanien auf die andern Kinder.
    She’s throwing chestnuts at the other children.
  2. (transitive, informal) to drop by accident
    Pass auf, dass du die Flasche nicht auf den Boden schmeißt.
    Be careful not to drop the bottle on the ground.
  3. (transitive, colloquial) to manage; to organize; to run
    Ich muss hier heut den ganzen Laden alleine schmeißen.
    I have to run this whole thing on my own today.

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