The Alternative Low German Dictionary: drieven

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Entry definition

drieven etymology From gml driven, from osx drīvan, from Proto-Germanic *drībaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreybʰ-. Cognate with Dutch drijven, West Frisian driuwe, English drive, German treiben, Danish drive. More at drive.
verb: {{head}}
  1. (transitive, auxiliary: “hebben”) to drive (e.g. livestock); to propel; to force
  2. (transitive, auxiliary: “hebben”) to put forth; to produce; to sprout
  3. (transitive, figuratively, auxiliary: “hebben”) to urge
  4. (transitive, vulgar, slang, auxiliary: “hebben”) to fuck
  5. (intransitive, auxiliary: “wesen”) to drift; to float about
  6. (intransitive, auxiliary: “wesen”) to sprout

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