abziehen

Meanings

1.
subtract, deduct
("abziehen von")
2.
to do, to pull
(Colloquial verb for the idea of doing something scammy)
3.
pull off
(In a literal sense, like for instance a band-aid or a protective cover. NOT for "pulling off" in the sense of success.)
4.
escape, move away, retreat
(For fumes and gasses as well as armies. But NOT for people moving out of town. That would be "wegziehen".)
Opposite (closest): aufziehen

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Advent Calendar 20 - "All pulled together"
Prefix Verbs Explained - "abziehen"

A quick look at the various meanings of "abziehen" and the noun "der Abzug" and one of the most graceful German words ever. And some Hegel.


Word Family

Root: *deuk-

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