(d)rauflegen

((he)rauf verb)

Meanings

1.
to put something on top of that/it
(You'd use it if the destination is already somehow specified. "rauflegen" is more idiomatic, but "drauf-" also works. "her-" does NOT, despite what textbooks might imply.)
2.
to add on top, to put on top of
(In the context of adding an extra sum or compensation on top of a base - "drauflegen" is the more idiomatic choice. Usually in combination with "müssen".)
Opposite (closest): vergiften

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Root: *legh-
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