zerlaufen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

zer- +‎ laufen

Verb[edit]

zerlaufen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present zerläuft, past tense zerlief, past participle zerlaufen, past subjunctive zerliefe, auxiliary haben)

  1. to lose form due to melting
    Lassen Sie die Butter in der Pfanne zerlaufen.
    Leave the butter in the pan to melt.
  2. to ruin shoes by using them
    Ich hab meine Turnschuhe bei der Tour zerlaufen.
    I have worn out my gym shoes in the tour.

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