zwängen

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See also: zwangen and Zwängen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German twengen, from Old High German dwengen, probably derived from Zwang.[1]

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Verb[edit]

zwängen (third-person singular simple present zwängt, past tense zwängte, past participle gezwängt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to force, cram

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “zwängen”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

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