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absetzen

Meanings

1.
to take off
(For things you wear on your head; e.g. glasses, hats, hoods and headphones. "abnehmen" also means that and is a tiny bit more common in daily life.)
Opposite (closest): aufsetzen
2.
to cancel, to stop
(For tv shows and medicine like antibiotics.)
Opposite (closest): ansetzen
3.
to drop off
("jemanden+Acc absetzen" - Used on context of giving someone a ride but "rauslassen" is more common.)
4.
to deduct
("absetzen von" - in the context of taxes.)
5.
to settle
("sich+Acc absetzen" - for yeast and other small particles in a liquid)
6.
to set oneself apart from
("sich+Acc absetzen von" )
7.
to flee
("sich+Acc absetzen" - a "quiet" kind of fleeing, without any drama or action.)

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