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Dictionary > (he)raus verbs

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  • (he)rausbekommen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to get out
    (In the literal sense of managing to get something out of somewhere.)
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    Opposite: reinbekommen
    2.
    to find out
    (Usually implies a big of digging or at least some sort of secret.)
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  • (he)raussteigen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to climb out (to rise out)
    (Super literal and barely ever used, except in epic contexts. That's why it's usually also with "her-" and not just "r-". Maybe think of a queen slowly leaving a pool. For most contexts, "rausklettern" is more idiomatic.)
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    Opposite: reinsteigen
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  • herausfinden
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to find out
    (Sounds a bit more like a discovery in German. "rauskriegen" is the better choice for the context of a quick check up.)
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  • herausfordern
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to challenge
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  • herausgeben
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to give out, release
    (For stuff that has been withheld, or pieces of information.)
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    2.
    to publish
    (It's the official term for what a publisher does.)
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  • (he)rauskommen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to come out
    (Literal sense of coming out of a building or surfacing somewhere. Also for the sun coming out from behind clouds. Not used for "coming out" in sense of being gay.)
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    Opposite: (he)reinkommen
    2.
    to come out
    (Same idea as before, but figurative for information surfacing or being discovered. Quite common. )
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  • (he)rausnehmen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to actually take out something from somewhere
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    Opposite: reintun
    2.
    to allow yourself some freedom (that others don’t quite agree with)
    ("sich etwas rausnehmen" This is quite common in German.)
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  • sich (he)rausreden
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to talk oneself out of sth by using an excuse
    (sich aus etwas herausreden)
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  • (he)rausstellen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to put outside
    (In the literal sense. Think of the trash for example. Usually used as "rausstellen")
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    2.
    to put special emphasis on, to single out (for praise)
    ("etwas+Acc herausstellen" - pretty rare phrasing. "betonen" and "unterstreichen" are more idiomatic in most contexts. ONLY as "herausstellen".)
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    3.
    to turn out
    ("sich herausstellen (as)" - in the sense of "information about reality", so things you can "find out". NOT used for how an object or project turns out. Only as "herausstellen".)
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  • rausziehen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to pull out
    (In the literal sense of pulling something out somewhere. And sometimes figuratively for something you "extract and take away" from a book or movie or presentation. "heraus" works, but it's rare.)
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    Opposite: reinstecken
    2.
    to extract oneself
    ("sich+Acc rausziehen aus" - same idea as before but used figuratively. Think of a manager stepping back from day to day work on a project, for example. Only idiomatic with "raus".)
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  • rausbringen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to bring out
    (literally bringing something outside)
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    Opposite: reinbringen
    2.
    to drop, to release
    (video, new iPhone and so on)
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  • rausdrehen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to screw out
    (In the literal sense of taking out a screw.)
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  • rausdrücken
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to squeeze/press something out from somewhere
    (Think of the last bit of tooth paste. Or a reluctant morning poo.)
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    Opposite: reindrücken
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  • rausfahren
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to drive out(ward)
    (Works for leaving the garage, but also for going into nature by car or going out on the water with a boat. NOT for chasing someone out.)
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    Opposite: reinfahren
    2.
    to extend
    (For landing gear of a plane or the sun-blinds of a restaurant. No real difference to "ausfahren" here, except that it sounds more colloquial. Spoken past is built with "haben".)
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    Opposite: reinfahren
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  • rausfallen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to fall out, to drop out
    (In the literal sense of falling out from somewhere. NOT for dropping out of a class or college.)
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  • rausfliegen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to fly out of
    (In the literal sense. Think of a bird flying out of your room.)
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    2.
    to be fired
    (A colloquial term for getting fired. )
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    3.
    to trip
    (For an electric fuse or circuit breaker. The word is used because back in the day, there used to be something actually flying out.)
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  • rausgeben
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    "to hand something out from somewhere"
    (Think of you being in a small cabin handing out a beer.)
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    Opposite: reingeben
    2.
    to give back change
    (It's the act of having and giving small change back. )
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    3.
    to hand over
    ("herausgeben" - sounds formal, low-key implies that the item was withheld before.)
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    4.
    to publish
    ("herausgeben" - for newspapers and books. It's the more "formal" part, so not really pushing "post" on a blog article.)
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  • rausgehen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to go outside, to leave
    (In the sense of leaving a building or room. Also used figuratively for red wine stains (not) "coming out" of a dress or something that is stuck or not stuck somewhere.)
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    Opposite: reingehen
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  • rausgucken
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to look outside
    (Through a window for example.)
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    Opposite: reingucken
    2.
    to stick out, to peek out
    (For objects looking out from their "container". Think of a butt crack when someone does a squat.)
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  • raushaben
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to have something/someone out
    (In the literal sense. Usually used in combination with wanting. Think of wanting a flatmate out of the apartment.)
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    2.
    to have as result
    (For stuff like math equations or similar tasks.)
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    3.
    to have as net (profit/income)
    (Same idea as before, just specific to money. Pretty common colloquial term for a net gain from work. Not so much for the stock market though. )
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    4.
    to be really good at
    (Quite common colloquial phrasing. The core theme is that you found out the "trick". Typically either as a standalone or with "es" and a "wie"-sentence. And usually combined with "echt" (really). Very similar in sense to "draufhaben".)
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  • raushalten (aus)
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to hold something out of from somewhere
    (In the most literal sense. Not very useful. )
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    2.
    to stay out of sth, not get involved in something
    ("sich raushalten aus" - pretty common, especially in context of discussions or the like.)
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    Opposite: einmischen
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  • raushandeln
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to negotiate
    (Just like for "aushandeln", the focus is on the outcome, but here, there is an implication of really driving a hard bargain to get it.)
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  • raushauen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to put out, to drop
    (Colloquial term, works for dropping truth-bombs as well as for having items on sale.)
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  • (he)rausholen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    take out, to get out
    (In the sense of "fetching" something or someone from some sort of "inside" - be it a pocket or a depressive phase. The location is added with "aus", because you know... German)
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    Opposite: einstecken
    2.
    to get all the potential
    ("rausholen aus" - the idea is that extract or activate ALL the resources that are inside. Often used for oneself in context of performance)
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  • raushören (aus)
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to "spot-hear"
    (You hear something that is hidden - mostly used for non-verbal messages but it also works for hearing single instruments in an orchester. )
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  • rauskriegen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to get something out from “there”
    (A pickle that is stuck in a jar, for instance (no idea why this context came to mind first))
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    Opposite: reinkriegen
    2.
    to find out
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  • rauslassen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to let out(side)
    (In the sense of not keeping in - can be an actual place or something more figurative, like anger or stress.)
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    Opposite: reinlassen
    2.
    to leave out
    (In the sense of "not include an item", not very common. Does NOT work with "her-" at all, no matter what textbooks say.)
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  • rauslaufen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to run (walk) outside
    (For people leaving a building, there is a notion of hurry or escaping. Also works for liquids leaking out somewhere.)
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    Opposite: reinlaufen
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  • rauslegen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to lay out(side)
    (Lay something out in the open in some way. NOT used metaphorically. )
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  • rauslehnen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to lean outside
    (Literal meaning. Think of a person leaning out of a window.)
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  • rauslesen (aus)
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to read something out of something
    (In the sense of finding a hidden or unsaid message in what is actually said.)
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  • rausmachen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to remove (from inside), to take out
    (Not very common and only used if none of the other options (rausnehmen, rausholen, rausziehen) fit.)
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    Opposite: reinmachen
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  • rauspressen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to squeeze something out from somewhere
    (Literal. Think of squeezing the last bit of dried toothpaste out of the tube. The thing that comes out is the direct object, while for "auspressen" the thing being squeezed is the object.)
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    Opposite: reinpressen
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  • rausrechnen (aus)
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to take out by calculations
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    Opposite: reinrechnen
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  • rausreißen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to rip out
    (For most contexts, except hair, which goes with "ausreißen".)
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  • rausrücken
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to hand out, to come across with
    (Passing something on that you tried to keep for yourself. Can be an object, but also a secret about your faltmate.)
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  • rausrutschen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to slip out
    (In the literal sense of something slipping or sliding out from somewhere. Like the foot out of a loose shoe. Also, figuratively for something like accidentally spilling a secret about your flatmate to your friend.)
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  • rausschauen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to look outside
    (In a literal sense of looking outside from somewhere and also for objects peeking out. More common in the south. In the North, people would use "rausgucken".)
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    Opposite: reinschauen
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  • rausschicken
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to send out
    (Slightly colloquial sounding option for sending out mail. Fairly common for prices and emails. Sounds more casual than "(ver)schicken".)
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    2.
    to send someone outside
    (Colloquial term for sending a person outside. )
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    Opposite: reinschicken
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  • rausschleichen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to sneak out
    (In the sense of quietly leaving a venue. Often used reflexively "sich+Acc rausschleichen". )
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  • rausschmeißen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to throw out, to fire
    (Colloquial. Works for throwing someone out of a bar as well as for firing.)
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  • rausschneiden
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to cut out
    (For most contexts except cutting something out of paper that you want to keep, like a coupon.)
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  • rausschreiben
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to write something or someone out
    (Write a character or event out of a story.)
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    Opposite: reinschreiben
    2.
    to write down, to note down
    (In the sense of collecting a bunch of information from a text and writing it down.)
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  • raussehen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to look out(side)
    (Technically, it can be about literally looking outside from somewhere, but in reality "rausgucken" and "rausschauen" are the idiomatic choices. Do NOT use this one.)
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  • raussetzen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to go sit outside
    (Almost always used reflexively "sich+Acc raussetzen")
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    Opposite: reinsetzen
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  • rausspringen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to jump out
    (In the literal sense of jumping out from somewhere. Also for items suddenly unlatching and "jumping out" from a device. )
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    Opposite: reinspringen
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  • rausspucken
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to spit outside
    (Think of spitting out of a train window. )
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  • raussuchen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to search, to look up
    (The core theme here is picking something from a fairly large of options and it includes some "searching". Think for example of searching for a specific invoice from your computer. )
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  • raustragen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to carry outside
    (In the literal sense of carrying an object (or person) outside.)
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    Opposite: reintragen
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  • rauswerfen
    ((he)raus verb)
    1.
    to throw out, to kick out
    (Works for throwing an object out of a window as well as for kicking a drunk out of a bar.)
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    to fire
    (A common colloquial term.)
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