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1.
to put in
(For small (flat) things like SIM cards, SD cards, DVDs, batteries, etc…)
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2.
to appeal, lodge objections
(Used with "Berufung", "Einspruch" and "Widerspruch" in context of legal trials)
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to put in gears
(for cars)
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to pickle
(to put veggies and other food into oil or vinegar; )
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to do
(Used for short "interlude-actions" like making a break or making a comedy skit.)
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Prefix Verbs Explained - "einlegen"

A fun look at the meaning of "einlegen" and "reinlegen" what mixed pickles have to do with shoe inlays and falling for a prank.


Word Family

Root: *legh-

The core idea of this root was:

laying, lying down

of course the verbs to lay and to lie belong here, but the root is also the origin of law, lair, ledger, allay and low.  And of lager, which is essentially a German word that means storage.

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