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stecken

Pronunciation: /ˈʃtɛkṇ/

transitives Verb

  • 4 [informal] (mitteilen)etwas der Polizei usw. stecken
    tip the police etc. off about something
    es jemandem stecken [informal]
    give somebody a piece of one's mind [informal]

regelmäßiges (gehoben auch unregelmäßiges) intransitives Verb

  • der Schlüssel steckt [im Schloss]
    the key is in the lock
    voller Ideen stecken
    be full of ideas
    wo hast du denn so lange gesteckt? [informal]
    where did you get to or have you been all this time?
    wo steckt meine Brille? [informal]
    where have my glasses got to or gone?
    er steckt in Schwierigkeiten [informal]
    he's having problems
    in den Anfängen stecken
    be in the early stages
    ein Abzeichen steckte an seinem Revers
    a badge was pinned to his lapel
    hinter etwas (Dat.) stecken [figurative] [informal]
    be behind something
    stecken bleiben
    get stuck
    [figurative] (negotiations etc.)
    get bogged down
    die Kugel ist in der Lunge stecken geblieben
    the bullet lodged in the lung
    es blieb in den Anfängen stecken [figurative]
    it never got beyond the early stages
    das Wort blieb ihm vor Angst im Halse od. in der Kehle stecken
    he was speechless with fear
    den Schlüssel [im Schloss] stecken lassen
    leave the key in the lock
    lassen Sie stecken! [informal] (lassen Sie mich bezahlen)
    put your money away!

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Stecken
Stressed vowel length and/or separability: Stẹcken

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