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German

Etymology

Old High German grīfan

Verb

greifen (strong, third-person singular simple present greift, past tense griff, auxiliary haben, past participle gegriffen)

  1. (transitive) to grab (something); to grasp; to grip; to seize
  2. (intransitive) to reach; to grab
    an etwas greifen — “to touch something” (literally, “to grab onto something”)
    nach etwas greifen — “to reach for something”
    zu etwas greifen — “to reach for something”
    in etwas greifen — “to reach into something”
  3. (transitive) to capture (someone)

Conjugation

Tense Person Word form
present ich greife
du greifst
er, sie, es greift
imperfect ich griff
past participle   gegriffen
conjunctive II ich  ?
imperative [du] greife!
[ihr] greift!
auxiliary verb   haben

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