verschreiben

Meanings

1.
to prescribe
(This is actually a literal translation because "pre" is a relative of "ver" and "schreiben" is the brother of "scribe". Only used in the context of doctors. For other "authorities" the word is "vorschreiben".)
2.
to misspell
("sich+Acc verschreiben" - the self reference is a must have.)
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Root\: unknown (or not yet entered)

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