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müssen  

müs•sen  
1       modal aux vb     ( musste)   pret   ( müssen    ptp  )
a    [Zwang]   to have to  
[Notwendigkeit]  
to need to, to have to  
ich muss      [Zwang]   I have to, I must    only pres  , I've got to   (esp Brit)     
[Notwendigkeit auch]   I need to  
ich muss nicht      [Zwang]   I don't have to, I haven't got to   (esp Brit)     
[Notwendigkeit auch]   I don't need to, I needn't  
muss er?      must he?, does he have to?, has he got to?   (esp Brit)     
musstest du?      did you have to?  
das hat er tun/nicht tun müssen      he had to/didn't have to do it  
er hatte es tun müssen      he had had to do it  
es musste ins Haus gebracht werden      it had to be brought inside  
das muss irgendwann mal gemacht werden      it will have to be done some time  
er sagte, er müsse bald gehen      he said he would have to go soon  
ich hätte es sonst allein tun müssen      otherwise I would have had to do it alone  
dafür müssen/müssten Sie einen Polizisten fragen      you'll/you'd have or need to ask a policeman about that  
ich muss jeden Tag um sechs Uhr aufstehen      I have to get up at six every day  
ich muss jetzt gehen or weg      inf   I must be going now or be off now, I must go now, I'll have to go now  
man musste lachen/weinen etc      you couldn't help laughing/crying etc, you had to laugh/cry etc  
wir müssen Ihnen leider mitteilen, dass ...      we regret to (have to) inform you (that) ...  
muss das (denn) sein?      is that (really) necessary?, must you/he?, do you/does he have to?  
das muss sein      it's necessary, I do/he does have to  
das musste (ja so) kommen      that had to happen, that was bound to happen  
das muss man sich ($) mal vorstellen!      dat   (just) imagine that!, think of it!  
jetzt muss ich dir mal was sagen      now let me tell you something  
was habe ich da hören müssen?      what's this I hear?  
b    (=sollen)  
das müsste ich/müsstest du eigentlich wissen      I/you ought to know that, I/you should know that  
ich hätte es gestern tun müssen      I ought to or should have done it yesterday  
das musst du nicht tun!      you oughtn't to do that, you shouldn't do that  
c    [Vermutung, Wahrscheinlichkeit]  
es muss geregnet haben      it must have rained  
es muss wahr sein      it must be true, it has to be true, it's got to be true  
es muss nicht wahr sein      it needn't be true  
er muss es gewesen sein      it must have been him, it has to have been him, it's got to have been him  
es müssten zehntausend Zuschauer im Stadion gewesen sein      there must have been ten thousand spectators in the stadium  
er müsste schon da sein      he should be there by now  
so muss es gewesen sein      that's how it must have been  
was müssen bloß die Leute (von uns) denken!      what must people think (of us)  
was muss bloß in ihm vorgehen?      what goes on in his mind?  
d    [Wunsch]  
(viel) Geld müsste man haben!      if only I were rich!  
man müsste noch mal von vorn anfangen können!      if only one could begin again!  
man müsste noch mal zwanzig sein!      oh, to be twenty again!  
2       vi     ( musste)   pret   ( gemusst)   ptp  
a    (=weggehen, -fahren müssen)   to have to go  
ich muss jetzt zur Schule      I must go to school now, I've got to   (esp Brit)  or I have to go to school now  
wann müsst ihr zur Schule?      when do you have to go to school?  
der Brief muss heute noch zur Post      the letter must be or has to be posted   (Brit)  or mailed   (esp US)   today  
b    inf  
(=austreten müssen)  

ich muss mal      I need to go to the loo   (Brit)   inf     (esp US)  or bathroom   
c    (=gezwungen sein)   to have to  
hast du gewollt? -- nein, gemusst      did you want to? -- no, I had to  
kein Mensch muss müssen      hum   there's no such thing as `must'  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

muss, musste, Muse, Mussehe

passen müssen exp.
to have to pass

Entry related to:passen

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to have to get married
[Euph.]
exp.
to have to spend a penny ; to have to go to the bathroom
exp.
we have to do better
[Fig.]
exp.
to have to be prepared for the fact that ... ; to have to expect that ...
exp.
when inserting the money you should ...
exp.
you are required to appear in person {or} personally
exp.
to have to be cleared out of the way
[Fig.]
exp.
to have to go into the army
exp.
to have to join up {or} join the army
exp.
to cop it ; to bite the dust ; to buy it
exp.
to have to pay dearly
schwer für etw büßen müssen = to have to pay dearly for sth
exp.
not to escape unscathed
exp.
to have to suffer sth
exp.
to have to take the consequences of sth
exp.
to have to be prepared for sth ; to have to expect sth
exp.
to be required to do sth
exp.
to have to be laid off temporarily
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'mussen' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
pinkeln müssen
exp.
aufgeben müssen
exp.
wir müssen fort
exp.
wir müssen sparen
exp.
Sie müssen glauben!
exp.
sie müssen ausziehen
they are being moved out of their house = sie müssen aus ihrem Haus ausziehen
exp.
aufgeben müssen ; sich geschlagen geben müssen
to be beaten
exp.
etw tun müssen
exp.
dran glauben müssen
exp.
operiert werden müssen

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