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schließen

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German

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Etymology

Old High German sliozan, akin to Old Saxon slûtan. Cognate with Dutch sluiten.

Verb

schließen (strong, third-person singular simple present schließt, past tense schloss, auxiliary haben, past participle geschlossen)

  1. (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to shut; to close; to shut down
  2. (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to conclude; to end; to close
  3. (transitive) to come to (an agreement); to enter into (a relationship); to reach (a settlement)
  4. (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to gather; to conclude; to come to realize

Conjugation

Before the 1996 German Spelling Reform, the past tense form was schloß, but the correct spelling is now schloss.

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