verpassen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ver- +‎ passen

Verb[edit]

verpassen ‎(third-person singular simple present verpasst, past tense verpasste, past participle verpasst, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to miss (be late for; be unable to use or attend)
    den Zug verpassen — “miss the train”
    eine Gelegenheit verpassen — “miss an opportunity”
  2. (transitive) to miss (fail to hit or reach)
    die Zielscheibe verpassen — “miss the target”
    einen Rekord verpassen — “miss a record”
  3. (colloquial, transitive, + dative) to give, to provide someone with
    Mein Frisör hat mir ’ne neue Frisur verpasst.
    My hairdresser’s provided me with a new haircut.

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