1.
to serve as
("herhalten als" - in the sense of being used as, with a notion of "make-shift", out of purpose. NOT for actual serving. Usually used with the modal verbs "können" or "müssen".)
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to pay for, to be used as
("herhalten für" - in the sense of carrying consequences. Pretty rare and NOT for actual payments. Often used in combination with "müssen". Rarely conjugated by itself.)
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Root: *haldanan
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