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  • durcharbeiten
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to work without a break
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    to work something through
    (A long document for example)
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  • durchatmen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to breathe deeply, fully
    (In a literal sense. Think someone getting to the mountains from a polluted city)
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    to take a breather, to catch a breath
    (Figurative in the sense of taking a break or at least slowing down the pace a little. Can also be of relief.)
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  • durchbeißen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to bite through
    (Bite something in half.)
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  • durchblättern
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to flip through
    (for books and magazines)
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  • durchbrechen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to break in two
    (In many cases, "zerbrechen" is more idiomatic.)
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  • durchbrennen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to blow, to melt, to fuse
    (For electrical components like a fuse or a circuit breaker)
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    to bolt, to flee
    (Colloquial verb. Typically NOT for immediate "fleeing" like running away after shop lifting but for a more premeditated one.)
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  • durchbringen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to push something through
    (pretty much only in the context of bringing through a law or proposal. )
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    to feed and support
    (Think of a parent "bringing" their kids through hard times. ONLY used in this context. )
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  • durchdrehen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to turn through
    (For a wheel losing grip. Spoken past can go with "sein".)
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    to go crazy, to flip out
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  • durchfahren
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to drive through
    (For a tunnel or a storm.)
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    to drive without a stop
    (For long stretches.)
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  • durchfallen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to fail, to not pass
    (For exams or some sort of quality control.)
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    Opposite: bestehen
    2.
    to fall through
    (In a literal sense. Not common at all.)
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  • durchführen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to lead through, to guide through
    (Used for actual tunnels. Not so idiomatic for leading through a presentation.)
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    to conduct, to do, to perform, to execute
    (Doing some sort of procedure. Like an experiment, an election or a surgery. Sounds a bit technical.)
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  • durchgeben
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to pass through
    (Can be used in a literal sense, but the more common use is for passing on short bits of information via phone. )
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  • durchgehen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to go through/over
    (Works for locations as well as in a metaphorical sense for documents or topics. The preposition you need is "durch". Yes, "durchgehen durch". #fun)
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    to pass, to slide
    (In the sense of something passing some sort of quality control. Often used by parents or teachers who let something slide.)
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  • durchgreifen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to reach/grab through something
    (Literal, not common at all.)
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    to crack down, to take serious measures
    (Think of police taking action against a camp in the park that they tolerated before or a parent getting real after the kids won't stop fighting.)
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  • durchgucken
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to look through something
    (ONLY in the literal sense of looking through something transluscent. NOT for looking through a plan or scheme or person. The word here is "durchschauen".)
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    to look through, to go over
    (In the sense of looking through a bunch of documents or a test. Sounds somewhat quick and casual.)
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  • durchhalten
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to hold out, to hold up, to hang in
    (In the sense of not giving up or in. Primarily for people.)
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  • durchhängen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to hang through something
    (In a literal sense of, say, a rope that hangs through a narrow opening.)
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    to sag
    (Think of a slack-line that is sagging in the middle.)
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    3.
    to sag, to have a down
    (Colloquial term for when you don't really have energy and motivation on a day. Past is typically done with written past - ich hing durch.)
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  • durchhören
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to "hear" completely
    (For listening to a recording from start to finish)
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    to hear between the lines
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  • durchkämmen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to comb
    (In the sense of thoroughly searching. Think the desert in Space Balls. For literal hair, the separable version is what you need.)
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  • durchkommen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to get through
    (Wide range of contexts, but one is getting a call through.)
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  • durchkriegen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to get sth. through/passed
    (Works for getting stuff through a narrow opening as well as for a stimulus bill through congress.)
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  • durchladen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to chamber a round
    (Readying a weapon that allows multiple shots for the next shot, without having to actually put in a new bullet.)
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  • durchlassen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to let through
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  • durchlaufen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to walk through, to run through
    (Literally moving "through" something. Think of walking through a tunnel or water running through a tube. )
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    2.
    to wear out
    (Walking a hole into your shoes. The shoes are the direct object and the spoken past is built with "haben".)
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  • durchlesen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to read through
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    2.
    to read, to read fully
    (Works for books but also for thoroughly reading a document.)
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  • durchliegen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to wear out
    (ONLY in context of mattresses, when they get soft and indented by usage. The person is the one doing the "durchliegen" over time.)
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  • durchmachen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to stay up all night
    (Doesn't need a direct object.)
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    2.
    to go through a lot of hardship
    (Does need the hardship as a direct object, but can be generic. Often done through words like "viel" or "etwas".)
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  • durchnehmen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to cover, to go over
    (In the context of learning and studying a topic.)
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    2.
    to screw someone
    (In the sexual sense)
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  • durchplanen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to plan thoroughly, to plan completely
    (Basically, planning with care from start to finish.)
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  • durchrufen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to call
    (Colloquial word for giving someone a quick call)
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  • durchsagen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to say over a speaker
    (For speaker announcements like for example saying that the train will be delayed.)
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  • durchschlafen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to sleep through
    (without waking up in the middle of the night)
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  • durchschneiden
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to cut through
    (For chords. Not cutting through a wall from one side to the other. )
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  • durchschreiben
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to write without a break
    (When you pull an all-nighter for example. )
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    to make a carbon copy
    (This old method where you'd put a special paper under your paper which would automatically copy the writing on the page below.)
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  • durchsehen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to look over, examine, to go through
    (For papers, not very common. Depending on region, people would also say "durchgucken" and "durchschauen".)
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    2.
    to know what's what
    (Not getting confused in a confusing situation... very common in daily life.)
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    3.
    to see through
    (For transparent material. Again, "durchgucken" and "durchschauen" are more common in daily life. )
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  • durchsetzen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to push something through
    (Used for laws or regulations and other rules. )
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    to prevail, to come out on top
    ("sich+Acc durchsetzen")
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  • durchspielen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to play through
    (Finishing a computer game.)
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    2.
    to play through without a break
    (Playing through the night for example. Can also refer to a band playing music.)
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    3.
    to pass through
    (Rare, but technically, there might be a situation in soccer for example where you play the ball through some sort of opening.)
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    4.
    to play through, to go through
    (In the sense of playing through a plan or process in your head. Quite commonly used and very good for meetings.)
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  • durchsprechen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to go through a topic verbally
    (Implies talking about something from A to Z. That can be a plan of action, for example or a road map.)
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  • durchspringen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to jump through (it)
    (Careful not to confuse it with the prepositional phrasing "jumping through something". )
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  • durchstehen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to get through, to tough something out, to survive
    (Making it through a difficult life situation.)
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  • durchsteigen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to climb through it/something
    ("durchsteigen durch" - Technically, it could mean that, but in reality, "durchklettern" will be the more idiomatic choice in relevant contexts.)
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    to understand something
    (A colloquial term for understanding a topic in theory. Think of a grammar rule for example. Typically used in contexts where you DON'T understand something.)
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  • durchstellen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to patch through
    (ONLY in the context of phones. An operator in a call center connecting you to the right person, for example. )
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  • durchtragen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to carry something through somewhere
    (ONLY in a literal sense of carrying an entity through a tunnel or something. So pretty rare, overall.)
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  • durchwerfen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to throw through
    (Only in a literal sense of throwing an object through some sort of opening.... so yeah... not really a word to lose sleep over.)
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  • durchwinken
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to wave through
    (Letting pass without checking. Works for an actual border but also for new laws in parliament. )
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  • durchziehen
    (durch (sep))
    1.
    to go through with something
    (in context of things that are hard, like doing a 30 day push up challenge or something)
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