zugzwang


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zug·zwang

 (tso͞ok′tsväng′)
n.
A situation in a chess game in which a player is forced to make an undesirable or disadvantageous move.

[German Zugzwang : Zug, pull, move (from Middle High German zuc, pull, from Old High German, from ziohan, to pull; see deuk- in Indo-European roots) + Zwang, compulsion (from Middle High German twanc, from Old High German).]

zugzwang

(German ˈtsuːktsvaŋ) chess
n
(Chess & Draughts) a position in which one player can move only with loss or severe disadvantage
vb
(Chess & Draughts) (tr) to manoeuvre (one's opponent) into a zugzwang
[from German, from Zug a pull, tug + Zwang force, compulsion]

zugzwang


Past participle: zugzwanged
Gerund: zugzwanging

Imperative
zugzwang
zugzwang
Present
I zugzwang
you zugzwang
he/she/it zugzwangs
we zugzwang
you zugzwang
they zugzwang
Preterite
I zugzwanged
you zugzwanged
he/she/it zugzwanged
we zugzwanged
you zugzwanged
they zugzwanged
Present Continuous
I am zugzwanging
you are zugzwanging
he/she/it is zugzwanging
we are zugzwanging
you are zugzwanging
they are zugzwanging
Present Perfect
I have zugzwanged
you have zugzwanged
he/she/it has zugzwanged
we have zugzwanged
you have zugzwanged
they have zugzwanged
Past Continuous
I was zugzwanging
you were zugzwanging
he/she/it was zugzwanging
we were zugzwanging
you were zugzwanging
they were zugzwanging
Past Perfect
I had zugzwanged
you had zugzwanged
he/she/it had zugzwanged
we had zugzwanged
you had zugzwanged
they had zugzwanged
Future
I will zugzwang
you will zugzwang
he/she/it will zugzwang
we will zugzwang
you will zugzwang
they will zugzwang
Future Perfect
I will have zugzwanged
you will have zugzwanged
he/she/it will have zugzwanged
we will have zugzwanged
you will have zugzwanged
they will have zugzwanged
Future Continuous
I will be zugzwanging
you will be zugzwanging
he/she/it will be zugzwanging
we will be zugzwanging
you will be zugzwanging
they will be zugzwanging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been zugzwanging
you have been zugzwanging
he/she/it has been zugzwanging
we have been zugzwanging
you have been zugzwanging
they have been zugzwanging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been zugzwanging
you will have been zugzwanging
he/she/it will have been zugzwanging
we will have been zugzwanging
you will have been zugzwanging
they will have been zugzwanging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been zugzwanging
you had been zugzwanging
he/she/it had been zugzwanging
we had been zugzwanging
you had been zugzwanging
they had been zugzwanging
Conditional
I would zugzwang
you would zugzwang
he/she/it would zugzwang
we would zugzwang
you would zugzwang
they would zugzwang
Past Conditional
I would have zugzwanged
you would have zugzwanged
he/she/it would have zugzwanged
we would have zugzwanged
you would have zugzwanged
they would have zugzwanged
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