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See also: Stürzen



From Middle High German stürzen, from Old High German sturzen, from Proto-West Germanic *sturtijan. See also the doublet starten, descended from the same source. Compare English start.


  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtyʁtsən/, [ˈʃtʏɐtsn̩]
  • Hyphenation: stür‧zen
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stürzen (weak, third-person singular present stürzt, past tense stürzte, past participle gestürzt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (intransitive, auxiliary sein) to fall down, to drop, to tumble
  2. (intransitive, auxiliary sein) to dash, to rush, to sprint to something
  3. (intransitive, auxiliary sein) to drop off steeply
  4. (transitive, auxiliary haben) to throw, to hurl
  5. (transitive, auxiliary haben) to upturn
  6. (transitive, auxiliary haben) to overthrow, to oust, to dethrone
  7. (reflexive, auxiliary haben, with auf (into) + accusative, colloquial) to plunge, to dive, to throw oneself
    Ich bin hungrig. Stürzen wir uns auf das Essen.
    I'm hungry. Let's dive into the food.


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