abgehen

Meanings

1.
to come off
(stickers, pictures on a wall, etc)
2.
to go crazy/wild
(for example people dancing or throwing a fit, but also for songs that are really energetic)
3.
to leave the stage or the scene
(ONLY in context of theater)
4.
happen, take place
(Quite common colloquial option for "to happen". Also used to ask "What's up?")
5.
to be lacking from
("jemandem abgehen" - more common in the South of Germany)

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Prefix Verbs Explained - "abgehen"

A quick look at the meaning of "abgehen" and what stickers have to do with wild parties.


Word Family

Root: *ghē-

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