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ziehen

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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
George Eliot
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German

Etymology

Old High German ziohan, from Germanic *tiuxan-. Cognate with Middle Dutch tīen, Old English tēon.

Verb

ziehen (strong, third-person singular simple present zieht, past tense zog, auxiliary haben or sein, past participle gezogen)

  1. (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to pull (e.g., a door handle); to drag
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to draw (e.g. a weapon); to extract; to puff
  3. (impersonal[[Category:Template:lang:de impersonal verbs]], Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to be drafty
    Es zieht. — “It’s drafty.”
  4. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to move; to migrate
  5. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to roam
  6. (reflexive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to stretch; to warp

Conjugation

Tense Person Word form
present ich ziehe
du ziehst
er, sie, es zieht
imperfect ich zog
past participle   gezogen
conjunctive II ich zöge
imperative [du] ziehe
[ihr] zieht
auxiliary verb   haben

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