wühlen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wüelen, from Old High German wuolen, from Proto-Germanic *wōlijaną (to ruin, destroy). Cognate with Luxembourgish wullen, Dutch woelen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wüh‧len
  • IPA(key): /ˈvyːlən/, [ˈvyːl̩n]

Verb[edit]

wühlen (third-person singular simple present wühlt, past tense wühlte, past participle gewühlt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to rummage, to grub
  2. to dig, to burrow, to tunnel
  3. (figuratively, politics) to agitate

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