Das Team rauft sich schnell zusammen.

What does "sich raufen" in this context mean? Does it mean fight with each others?

  • Did you try looking it up in a dictionary? Hint: look under zusammenraufen. Dec 20 '19 at 12:00
  • you mean it is a separable verb? zusammenraufen? I will look
    – Millen
    Dec 20 '19 at 15:44
  • For example Duden has it. But the other dictionaries too, of course. - Yes, it is separable. Wir raufen uns zusammen. / Wir werden uns zusammenraufen. Dec 20 '19 at 20:35

Does it mean fight with each others?

Yes, it means to fight and argue, but in the end get to an agreement. The adjective zusammen emphazises this as the final result for a team.

Here's a more "official" reference:


Menschen gegensätzlicher Meinung kommen nach anfänglichen heftigen Auseinandersetzungen schließlich zu einer Übereinstimmung

Note that the term is considered colloquial.

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    „Zusammenraufen“ happens after the fighting, so no, they don’t fight with each other.
    – lejonet
    Dec 19 '19 at 17:51
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    @lejonet The fighting and arguing is part of the whole process. Dec 19 '19 at 17:58

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