stoßen

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See also: stossen and Stößen

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From Old High German stōzan from Proto-Germanic *stautaną. Akin to Old Norse stauta and steyta (whence Danish støde), Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌿𐍄𐌰𐌽 (stautan). Non-Germanic cognates include Latin tundo. Compare Sanskrit तुदति (tudati, to strike, goad). Related to Dutch stoten (to push, bump) and English stot (to bounce, rebound, ricochet, or make bounce, rebound or ricochet).

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stoßen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present stößt, past tense stieß, past participle gestoßen, past subjunctive stieße, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to push; to shove; to thrust
  2. (transitive or reflexive) to bump; to knock; to strike; to hurt
  3. (reflexive, figuratively, with an) to take exception (to something)
  4. (intransitive) to jolt; to kick; to thrust

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stoßen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present stößt, past tense stieß, past participle gestoßen, past subjunctive stieße, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive, with an or gegen) to bump (into something); to knock (against something)
  2. (intransitive, with auf) to come (across something); to happen (upon something); to stumble (upon something)

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