abfärben

(ab verb)

Meanings

1.
to bleed into
(In the sense of a colored item "sharing" its color with other things. Think of a new shirt that might ruin your clothes if washed together.)
2.
to rub off on, to influence
("abfärben auf+Acc" - a figurative use where a person's character or behavior starts influencing others to behave the same way.)

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