The Alternative German Dictionary: abluchsen

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abluchsen etymology ab + -luchsen. The latter via {{etym}} from {{etym}} lūken, which is related to Locke (“curl”, originally “tuft of hair”). The -s- may already have been infixed in Low German, but only in standard German was the word secondarily related to Luchs, a supposedly cunning animal. pronunciation
  • /ˈapˌlʊksən/
verb: {{de-verb-weak}}
  1. (somewhat, informal) to obtain through slyness or quickness; to wangle

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