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Stressed vowel length and/or separability: spu̲ken

intransitives Verb

  • 1auch unpers. in dem Haus spukt ein Geist
    this house is haunted by a ghost
    hier/in dem Haus spukt es
    this place/the house is haunted
    gestern hat es wieder gespukt
    there was another manifestation or haunting yesterday
    dieser Aberglaube spukt noch immer in den Köpfen vieler Menschen [figurative]
    this superstition still lurks in many people's minds
  • 2mit sein durch die Gänge spuken
    walk or haunt the corridors
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