trække

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Danish[edit]

"træk" (pull), verb in imperative form.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German trecken, from Old Saxon *trekkian, from Proto-Germanic *trakjaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /trɛkə/, [ˈtˢʁ̥aɡ̊ə]

Verb[edit]

trække (imperative træk, present trækker, past trak, present participle trækkende, past participle n trukket, c trukken, pl trukne)

  1. pull, tug
  2. draw (a card)
  3. haul, drag, tow
  4. lead
  5. wheel
  6. attract
  7. (intransitive, of a liquid with one or more solid items in it) to stand undisturbed, such that something from the solid items are released into the liquid, or vice versa; to steep
    Teen skal trække i nogle minutter.
    The tea must brew for some minutes.
    • 2016, Yotam Ottolenghi, NOPI, Lindhardt og Ringhof (ISBN 9788711519967), page 5
      En fordel ved retten her er, at den helst skal trække i et par timer, inden den serveres, så smagsnuancerne får tid til at udvikle sig.
      An advantage to this dish is that it should preferably steep for a few hours before being served, such that the nuances of taste get the time to develop.
    • 2008, Henrijete Elmkjær, Spis Med Lethed, BoD – Books on Demand (ISBN 9788776912901), page 75
      Soyabønner skal trække i ca. 10 – 12 timer inden de koges i ca. 40 min.
      Soy beans must be in water for circa 10 - 12 hours before being boiled for approximately 40 minutes.
  8. withdraw
  9. (of birds) to migrate
  10. move
  11. (informal, intransitive) to work as a prostitute, especially on the streets