untertauchen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unter- +‎ tauchen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʊntɐˌtaʊ̯χn̩]
  • Hyphenation: un‧ter‧tau‧chen

Verb[edit]

untertauchen (third-person singular simple present taucht unter, past tense tauchte unter, past participle untergetaucht, auxiliary sein)

  1. (in water) to dive, to plunge (of a diver, etc.); to submerge (of a submarine, etc.)
  2. (figuratively) to disappear, to go hiding
    • 1922, Walther Kabel (pseud. William Käbler), Der Medizinmann Omakati, Verlag moderner Lektüre, page 40:
      Aber der Komanche war schon wieder in den Büschen untergetaucht.
      But the Comanche had already disappered in the bushes again.

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