Meanings

1.
to put/lay something into something
(Literal.)
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2.
to trick someone
(Colloquial,, also works for pranks.)
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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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