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  • nachverfolgen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to trace (back)
    (A theoretical tracing, without actually "walking". Commonly used for online tracing. )
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  • sich verirren
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to get lost, to lose the way
    ("sich+Acc verirren" - In the sense of getting lost while walking somewhere. Also works for driving, but "verfahren" sounds more idiomatic. Can also be used in a figurative sense, but is not always idiomatic.)
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  • sich verlieben
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to fall in love with
    ("sich+Acc verlieben in+Acc" - The self reference MUST be there. So falling in love in German is something you do to yourself.)
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  • sich verpissen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to piss off
    (Colloquial, vulgar word for "going away", usually used to tell people to get lost. MUST be used with the self reference, so "Piss of!" would be "Verpiss dich!!")
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  • sich verspäten
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to be late, to come later than planned
    (The self reference is in Accusative.)
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  • versteigen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to get lost
    ("sich+Acc versteigen" - getting lost while climbing or climbing a wrong path. Technically, it can mean that, but it's not very common. )
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    2.
    to get to, to get lost
    ("sich+Acc versteigen (zu)" - A figurative meaning used in contexts where you get to a weird place while talking. Like, for example when you talk and you end up making an outlandish claim or promise. Pretty rare overall.)
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  • sich verwählen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to misdial, to dial a wrong number
    ("sich+Acc verwählen" - always used reflexively. Technically, it could also be about making a wrong choice, but it's typically not used that way. )
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  • verabreden
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to agree on something
    (In the sense of making an agreement, often something like a contract. NOT for having the same opinion.)
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    to make an appointment/date
    ("sich+Acc verabreden (mit)" - the self reference MUST be there. )
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  • verabreichen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to administer, to inject
    (It's pretty much only used in the sense of "making someone consume something", primarily in a medical context. It is NOT to administer in a sense of offices or regulating things.)
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  • verabscheuen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to despise, to detest
    (Sounds pretty strong.)
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  • verabschieden
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to say good bye
    ("sich+mich verabschieden von" - In daily life, people use the version with the self reference. You can "verabschieden" someone, but that sounds VERY formal.)
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    Opposite: begrüßen
    2.
    to pass
    (For making laws)
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  • verachten
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to despise
    (Deeper and less aggravated than "hassen")
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  • verallgemeinern
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to generalize
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  • veralten
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to fall out of date, to obsolete
    (Not just aging. The core idea is that something gets outdated. Not used for people!)
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  • verändern
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to change, to modify
    (ONLY for changing one entity, not for switching one for another. Sounds a bit more wide spread than "ändern", which sounds more like it refers to one specific feature)
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  • verankern
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to anchor
    (NOT for anchoring a show.)
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  • veranschaulichen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to illustrate, to clarify, to exemplify
    (Presenting something in a way that others have an "image". )
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  • veranstalten
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to host, to stage, to organize
    (Organize events like concerts or fares. Figuratively also used for someone making a mess somewhere)
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  • verantworten
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to carry responsibility for
    (Formal term often used in contexts of "Who's to blame". Hard to use idiomatically.)
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  • veräppeln
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to kid, to pull one's leg, to hoax
    ("jemanden veräppeln" - Colloquial phrasing for tricking someone or cheating them in some small way. Think of your friend telling you a really unbelievable (and made-up) story.)
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  • verarbeiten
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to process
    (For material and data.)
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    2.
    to process, to digest
    (In a mental sense, for processing experiences or information.)
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  • verärgern
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to make angry
    (More result oriented than "ärgern", which is more about the process.)
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  • verarmen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to get poor
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  • verarschen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to bullshit someone, to take for a fool, to cheat
    (Quite common in colloquial German)
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  • veräußern
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to sell
    (Sounds complicated. Often used in context of bigger sales, like a mansion for instance. Also, it was your possession, so it's not used for what a sales rep does.)
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    Opposite: erstehen
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  • verausgaben
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to exert oneself
    ("sich+Acc verausgaben" - sounds a lot of energy and borders on overexertion. Always reflexive.)
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  • verbannen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to ban
    (In the sense of not allowing back in the "area" or "life". For official bans on something, "verbieten" is the proper word.)
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  • verbauen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    "use up" by building or constructing
    (For parts and materials)
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    2.
    to block (by building)
    (More common in a figurative sense of "putting blocks in one's way"... quite common also reflexively "sich+Dat etwas verbauen")
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  • verbeißen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to bite and lock
    ("sich+Acc verbeißen in" - biting really deep and with no intention of letting go anytime soon. Think of a wolf and its prey. Also used figuratively for someone digging into a topic.)
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  • verbergen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to conceil, to hide
    (Less common and a bit more protective sounding than "verstecken".)
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  • verbessern
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to improve
    (MUST have a direct object, can be used reflexively)
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    Opposite: verschlechtern
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  • verbeugen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to bow down
    ("sich+Acc verbeugen vor+Dat" - the self reference must be there)
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  • verbiegen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to bend
    (often in context of bending "out of shape". Also used for bending the truth)
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  • verbieten
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to forbid
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  • verbinden
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to connect
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    Opposite: trennen (von)
    2.
    to bandage
    (For wounds and injuries)
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  • verblassen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to fade away, to pale
    (Works for literal colors but also for impressions or a reputation. NOT for audio.)
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  • verbleiben
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to remain
    (Sounds quite stiff and technical. Used in a variety of contexts, but not for people staying at a place.)
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  • verblüffen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to stun, to baffle
    (In the sense of surprise, NOT actually "stunning". Sounds a bit bookish, but you can hear "verblüfft" and "verblüffend" in daily life.)
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  • verbocken
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to screw up
    (usually with "es" or "etwas" as a direct object)
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  • verbraten
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to blow, to waste
    (Colloquial term, mainly used for money. )
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  • verbrauchen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to use (up), to consume
    ((till it’s gone))
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  • verbrechen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to comit a crime
    (Pretty much only used in spoken past ("hat verbrochen"). MUST have a direct object , or at least "etwas".)
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  • verbreiten
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to spread
    (Mostly used for information, ideas, products and species. NOT for bread spreads.)
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  • verbrennen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to burn
    (In the sense of burn completely, burn "away".)
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    2.
    to burn oneself
    ("sich+Acc verbrennen" - for instance on the stove or when eating soup that's too hot.)
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  • verbringen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to spend
    (ONLY works for time based stuff. Either time words or stuff like vacations.)
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  • verdächtigen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to suspect
    (ONLY in the sense of suspecting someone of something. If you add the "crime" that'll have to be in Genitive. "den Verdacht haben, dass..." might be the easier phrasing to use. )
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  • verdanken
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to owe
    ("jemandem etwas verdanken" - in the sense of "this is thanks to"... NOT used for owing money.)
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  • verdauen
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to digest
    (also used figuratively for memotional challenges)
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  • verdecken
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to cover, to hide
    (the focus here is shielding from being seen, can be physical as well as figuratively)
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  • verderben
    (ver verb)
    1.
    to ruin
    ("jemandem etwas verderben". Commonly used for "gute Laune", "Spaß" or "Lust" and so on)
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    2.
    to go bad
    (food)
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