Meanings

1.
to pickle
(You "make" stuff "into" a glass... #german #literally)
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2.
to pee/shit your pants
(You "make" into "your pants" ... #german #literal. Sounds quite childish, and it's not very common. Often used with a self reference in Dative - "sich+Dat einmachen" - but it's optional.)
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Word Family

Root: *mag-

The core idea of this root was:

kneading, fitting

And its main field of use originally was “kneading” clay to build a house.
The sense has broadened a lot in the verb to make, but the original sense is still visible in most of the other relatives.

  • mass (originally: “unshaped lump of matter”)
  • match (originally: “masses fitting well”)
  • magma (originally: “thick dough like matter”)
  • among (originally: “kneaded together”)
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