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Dictionary > los verbs

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  • losfahren
    (los verb)
    1.
    to start driving
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    Opposite: anhalten
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  • losgehen
    (los verb)
    1.
    to head out, start going somewhere,
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    Opposite: ankommen
    2.
    to begin
    (for all kinds of events like a movie or ... uh... a series)
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  • loskommen (von)
    (los verb)
    1.
    to get of, to part with
    (In the sense of being able to separate yourself from something. It can be a location, but also drugs or an affaire)
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  • loslachen
    (los verb)
    1.
    to start laughing
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  • loslassen
    (los verb)
    1.
    to drop, to let go
    (as in "stop holding", work in a literal context of "holding a glass" as well as a metaphorical letting go of an ex.)
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    Opposite: festhalten
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  • loslegen
    (los verb)
    1.
    to start, to get started
    (Colloquial term for someone starting to do something. Only for momentary actions, so not for starting a new habit.)
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  • losmachen
    (los verb)
    1.
    to head out, to leave (very colloquial)
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    2.
    make loose
    (usually for dogs or boats or other things that are on a leash)
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  • losschicken
    (los verb)
    1.
    to send out
    (Sounds colloquial for mail. More common for sending a person somewhere. Think of a manager sending the intern to get lunch.)
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  • losschießen
    (los verb)
    1.
    to start firing
    (With guns. Rarely used in that sense. Past tense is built with "haben")
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    2.
    to race off
    (Get going really quickly)
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    3.
    to go ahead
    (In the sense of someone starting to tell a story. Quite common as the phrase „Schieß los.“ in the sense of „Tell me.“)
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  • losschneiden
    (los verb)
    1.
    to cut loose
    (only in a literal sense, NOT for the figurative English "cut someone loose")
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  • loswerden
    (los verb)
    1.
    to get rid of
    (With a focus on managing to get rid of it.)
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