how to pronounce zugzwang

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“… dadurch gerät die union in zugzwang ihre …”

meanings of zugzwang

noun:

  1. Situation where somebody is forced to act, but would prefer to remain passive.
  2. Zugzwang (situation in which a player is forced to make a disadvantageous move).