1.
to put something over something
(Literal. Think of a winter protection you put over a car, or herbs "over" a dish. Very similar to "raufmachen".)
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2.
to flee/emigrate to West Germany
("rübermachen" is/was a colloquial term for moving to West Germany from the former socialist east.)
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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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