The Alternative Low German Dictionary: rüken

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Entry definition

rüken etymology From osx *rūkan, from Proto-Germanic *reukaną.
verb: {{head}}
  1. (transitive) to smell (something); to sniff (something)
  2. (intransitive) to use the sense of smell; to detect a smell an wat rüken — “to smell something”
  3. (intransitive) to reek; to smell bad
  4. (intransitive) to have a scent; to smell (some way) na wat rüken — “to smell like something”, “to smell of something”
  5. (transitive, slang) to tolerate (someone); to stand (someone) Ik kann em nich rüken. — “I cannot stand him.”
related terms:
  • Röök
  • Rüker
  • röken

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