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pen 1

British English: /pɛn/
American English: /pɛn/

noun

transitive verb -nn-

  • 2 (confine) See examples:pen somebody in a corner
    jemanden in eine Ecke drängen

Phrasal verbs

pen in

transitive verb 1 2 [figurative]
(restrict)
feel penned in by one's life
sein Leben sehr beengend finden

pen up

transitive verb pen in 2

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pen 2

noun

  • 1 (for writing)
    Federhalter, der
    (fountain pen)
    Füller, der
    (ball pen)
    Kugelschreiber, der
    Kuli, der
    [colloquial]
    (felt-tip pen) (ball pen or felt-tip pen)
    Stift, der
    make one's living by the pen
    vom Schreiben leben
    the pen is mightier than the sword
    [proverb]
    die Feder ist mächtiger als das Schwert
    paper 1 1

transitive verb -nn-

  • niederschreiben
    pen a letter to/a note for somebody
    jemandem einen Brief/ein paar Worte schreiben

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pen 3

noun

  • (female swan)
    weiblicher Schwan

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pen 4

noun

  • (American English) [colloquial]
    (penitentiary)
    Knast, der
    [colloquial]
    do eight years in the pen
    acht Jahre [Knast] abreißen [colloquial] od. [colloquial] absitzen

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