wuchern

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wuochern, from Old High German wuohharōn, derived from wuohhar (harvest, revenue), whence modern German Wucher (usury). Compare Dutch woekeren (to practise usury; to overgrow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvuːxɐn/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

wuchern (third-person singular simple present wuchert, past tense wucherte, past participle gewuchert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to practise usury; to usure
  2. (intransitive, + mit) to make profitable use of; usually in a non-financial sense
  3. (intransitive, of plants) to overgrow
  4. (intransitive, of cancer) to develop metastases

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