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Treiben

Treiben

See also: treiben

German

Noun

Treiben n (genitive Treibens, no plural)

  1. gerund of treiben in all its senses

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treiben

treiben

See also: Treiben

German

Verb

treiben (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present treibt, past tense trieb, past participle getrieben, past subjunctive triebe, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to drive (e.g. livestock); to propel; to force
  2. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to put forth; to produce; to sprout
  3. (transitive, figuratively, auxiliary: “haben”) to urge
  4. (transitive, vulgar, slang, auxiliary: “haben”) to ****
  5. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to drift; to float about
  6. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to sprout
  7. (transitive) to do, to get up to
    Was treibst du denn so den ganzen Tag?
    What do you get up to all day?

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