stechen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German stechen, from Old High German stehhan, from Proto-West Germanic *stekan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtɛçn̩/, /ˈʃtɛçən/
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Verb[edit]

stechen (class 4 strong, third-person singular present sticht, past tense stach, past participle gestochen, past subjunctive stäche, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to stick (someone or something); to poke
  2. (transitive or intransitive) to sting; to bite; to prick
  3. (transitive) to cut; to chop
  4. (transitive, of the sun) to burn
  5. (transitive, card games) to take; to trump; to capture

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Further reading[edit]

  • stechen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • stechen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • stechen” in Duden online
  • stechen” in OpenThesaurus.de