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Meanings

1.
the process of removing dust
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Opposite: einstauben
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2.
to cop, to get
(a colloquial term for the idea of snatching something that was in limited supply, or really "clearing the table". In Soccer, an "Abstauber" is a goal that you didn't really work for. The opportunity presented itself and you took it.)
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Word of the Day - "der Staub"

A fun look at the family of "der Staub", which goes all the way from air pollution to bargains. We’ll learn lots of cool, useful words and see some crazy connection to English.

Vocab:

der Staub, Staubsauger, staubig, einstauben, abstauben, stöbern, der Dampf, der Duft


Word Family

Root: *dheu-

The core idea of this root was:

dust, vapor, small swirling particles, foggy

This idea is still visible in offspring like dust, fume and typhoon.
Other words like dumb or deaf have shifted toward the notion of “clouded senses”. That’s also where typhos comes from, which was a disease that clouds the senses.

 

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