anspannen

Meanings

1.
to flex
(the muscles)
Opposite (closest): entspannen
2.
to tense up
("sich+Acc anspannen" - in the sense of getting tense, usually with stress.)
3.
put horses in front of a carriage
(that's a really common one in daily life, so you should definitely learn that one *irony off)

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Word of the Day - "die Spannung"

A thrilling look at the meanings of "Spannung" and the verb "spannen" and the answer to how to say ‘relaxed’ and ‘excited’ in German.

Vocab:

die Spannung, gespannt, spannend, die Anspannung, entspannen


Word Family

Root: *(s)pen-
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