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auflegen

Meanings

1.
to dj, to put on a record
2.
to hang up the phone
(You do NOT need a direct object here. "auflegen" itself is enough.)
Opposite (closest): abheben
3.
to (re)issue, to publish
(For doing a print run for a book or magazine. The origin is "laying the printing plate" onto the printer. More common in combination with “neu”, also used figuratively for re-issuing something old.)
4.
to lay on to of
(ONLY in a few contexts, like laying a hand onto something. For 95% of instances, "rauflegen" is the idiomatic choice.)

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Prefix Verbs Explained - "auflegen"

A fun look at the meanings of "auflegen" and what dj-ing has to do with making phone calls and newspapers.


Word Family

Root: *legh-
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