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I . what [(h)wɒt, Am (h)wʌt] PRON

1. what interrog (asking for specific information):

was
what on earth ...? fam
was in aller Welt ...? fam
what the hell [or heck] ...? fam!, what the fuck ...? vulg
was zum Teufel ...? sl
what about sb/sth? fam
what for? (why)
what for? fam (why is sth being done?)
what if ...?
was ist, wenn ...?
or what? fam
oder was? fam
so what? fam
na und? fam

Phrases:

what gives? fam

III . what [(h)wɒt, Am (h)wʌt] ADV inv

2. what (indicating approximation):

3. what dated fam (used for emphasis or to invite agreement):

oder?

IV . what [(h)wɒt, Am (h)wʌt] INTERJ

2. what (showing surprise or disbelief):

was

what ˈfor NOUN no pl fam

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