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German word auftreiben comes from German treiben, German auf.

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Auftreiben detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
treiben German (deu) (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to drift; to float about. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to sprout. (transitive) to do, to get up to. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to drive (e.g. livestock); to propel; to force. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to put forth; to produce; to sprout. (transitive, figuratively, auxiliary: “haben”) to urge. (transitive, vulgar, slang, auxiliary: “haben”) [...]
auf German (deu) (archaic, or, colloquial, regional, northern and western Germany) on (a day; usually of the week). (with accusative) on, onto. (with accusative) to; used with certain nouns instead of zu or in. (with dative) in, at; used with certain nouns instead of bei or in. (with dative) on, upon. In Carry on. Have a go (colloquial) finished; gone (food). (somewhat, informal) open.
auftreiben German (deu) (auxiliary haben) to whirl up, to blow up. (auxiliary sein) to bloat. (colloquial, auxiliary haben) to find, to get, to get hold of, to come by. (colloquial, auxiliary haben, of money) to raise. (cooking, of dough, auxiliary sein) to rise.