schleifen

Meanings

1.
to drag
(In the sense of slowly dragging something behind you on the floor.)
2.
to sharpen, to cut, to sand, to whet
(The general idea of making something sharp or a surface smooth by rubbing it against something.)
3.
to grind
(in the sense of two mechanical parts that rub against each other even though they shouldn't. Think brakes of a bike.)

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Word of the Day - "schleifen"

A fun look at the meaning of "schleifen" and what dragging has to do with sharp. Also: a few surprise guests like "schleichen" and "schlecht"

Vocab:

schleifen, die Schleife, der Schleim, schleichen, die Schleichwerbung, schlichten, schlecht


Word Family

Root: *(s)lei-

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