Dictionary verb zu verb *legh- legen zulegen


to add, to increase
(Mainly used for someone's performance. Sometimes also used for prices and people's weight.)
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to get, to buy
("sich+Dat etwas zulegen" - colloquial term for purchasing something, for items that you "add" to your collection of things you own. Like a car, a coffee grinder or a set of dumbbells. Not idiomatic for food items or digital goods.)
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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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