schrecken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schrecken, from Old High German skreckōn, from Proto-Germanic *skrikjaną, compare Dutch schrikken (to be startled) and Swedish skräck (fear, terror).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃʁɛkən/, [ˈʃʁɛkŋ]
  • Hyphenation: schre‧cken; pre-1996: schrek‧ken

Verb[edit]

schrecken (third-person singular simple present schreckt, past tense schreckte, past participle geschreckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to frighten, to scare.
  2. (transitive) to intimidate or discourage, to deter.

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schrecken (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present schrickt, past tense schrak, past participle geschrocken, past subjunctive schräke, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to wake or become alert with a start or scare (as from sleep or from being deep in thought).

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