abreißen

Meanings

1.
to rip off
(In the literal sense. NOT for ripping off as in "stealing ideas")
2.
to tear down
(For buildings.)
Opposite (closest): bauen
3.
to stop, to die down
(For connections and streams of some kind. The subject is the stream, NOT a person doing the stopping. The spoken past is built with "sein" in that case.)
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Word Family

Root: *uer-

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