Someone recently asked me what zuwarten meant and I said this wasn’t a verb at all. Turns out it is. The Duden lists it and it is not even marked as rare or archaic. I have never encountered it before (in 34 years, university degree) and the example in the Duden does not make any sense to me. What I’m wondering is:
- Is zuwarten a regional thing or is it specific to Austrian or Swiss German?
- Does anyone know this as a day to day word?