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A nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grade) (Schule)1 Nf
  (Schule)Sehr gut Nn
 I got an "A" in my history test.
 Ich habe eine 1 in meinem Geschichtstest.
A nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (blood type) (Medizin)A Nn
A nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (indicating house number) (Adresse)a, A Nn
 Who lived at 221A Baker Street?
 Wer wohnt in der Baker Street 221 A (od: a)?
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a,
A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(first letter of alphabet) (Sprachwissenschaft)A Nn
 Apple begins with an "a".
 Apfel fängt mit einem "A" an.
a,
an
indef artindefinite article: a, an
(indefinite article)ein Unbest Art, m, n
  eine Unbest Art, w
Anmerkung: "an" would be used before a vowel sound.
 There's a monster under my bed.
 Es ist ein Monster unter meinem Bett.
a nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (one: before a number)ein- Präfix
 He must have a thousand books.
 Er hat bestimmt rund eintausend Bücher.
 
Zusätzliche Übersetzungen
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a,
A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(music: note) (Musik)A Nn
 The song begins on an A.
 Das Lied beginnt einem A
a,
A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(music: key) (Musik)A Nn
 They're playing Grieg's piano concerto in A-minor tonight.
 Heute Abend spielen sie Grieg's Klavierkonzert in A-Moll.
a,
A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(indicating a subdivision)a, A Nn
 What's the answer to question 3a?
 Was ist die Antwort auf die Frage 3 a (od: A)?
a,
an
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(per, every, each)pro Präp
  per Präp
  je Präp
 The speed limit in residential areas is 30 miles an hour.
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a dab hand nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (expert, skilled person) (informell)Profi Nm
  (übertragen)Meister Nm
  Experte, Fachmann Nm
 Could you help me roll this pastry? I hear you're a dab hand in the kitchen.
a dab hand at [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (person skilled at [sth])Profi Nm
  Koryphäe Nf
 My sister's coming to put up some shelves for me. She's a dab hand at DIY.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." ([sb] who helps is real friend)Freunde erkennt man in der Not Rdw
 When I was sick you certainly proved the old saying, "A friend in need is a friend indeed."
a good deal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bargain)Schnäppchen Nn
  günstiges Angebot Adj + Nn
  gutes Geschäft Adj + Nn
 I chose the car because it was reliable and a good deal.
a good deal advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (a lot) (umgangssprachlich)echt viel Adj + Adj
  eine Menge Unbest Art, f + Nf
 She walks around the neighborhood a good deal.
a good deal of [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (a lot)ziemlich viel, echt viel Adj + Adj
  eine ganze Stange Rdw
  eine ganze Menge Rdw
 I hope you like spicy food, because I added a good deal of fresh jalapeño.
a great deal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large amount)eine Menge Unbest Art, f + Nf
 I have a great deal to accomplish before the end of the semester.
a great deal of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large amount of [sth])jede Menge Zahlwort + Nf
 Her presidential campaign had a great deal of success at the local level.
a great deal advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a lot, much) (umgangssprachlich)wirklich, echt Adv
  sehr Adv
 I value your input a great deal.
a great deal of effort nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a lot of work)viel Arbeit Adj + Nf
  eine Menge Arbeit Rdw
  viel Mühen Adj + Npl
 I put a great deal of effort into this project, and I was really offended when management ignored it.
à la carte advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." French (ordering dishes: individually)getrennt Adv
  jeder für sich Rdw
  einzeln Adv
 Rather than choosing the set lunch, she decided to order à la carte.
à la carte adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." French (menu items: priced individually)à la carte Rdw
 The restaurant offers a wide selection of à la carte menu items.
à la carte advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative, French (choosing, buying: individually)einzeln Adv
  getrennt Adv
  nach Auswahl Präp + Nf
 Customers can download songs à la carte.
à la carte adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative, French (can be purchased individually)à la carte Rdw
  einzeln, getrennt Adj
  nach Auswahl Präp + Nf
 The website allows people to make à la carte purchases.
a little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (small amount)ein bisschen Unbest Art n + Pron
  ein wenig Unbest Art n + Pron
 I just want a little salt on my potatoes.
a little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (slightly)ein bisschen Unbest Art n + Pron
  ein wenig Unbest Art n + Pron
  etwas Adv
 She was a little angry with me. The doctor says your blood pressure is a little high.
a little nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (short time)gleich Adv
  in Kürze Präp + Nf
  bald Adv
 I'll be there in a little.
a little nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a small amount)ein kleines Stückchen, ein kleines Stück Rdw
 Chocolate? I'll just have a little.
a little bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (small amount)ein bisschen Unbest Art, m + Pron
  etwas Pron
  (Slang)ein Ticken Unbest Art, m + Nm
 There wasn't enough salt in the soup so I added a little bit. Could I please have a little bit of cheese?
a little bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (slightly)ein bisschen Unbest Art, m + Pron
  ein wenig Unbest Art, m + Adj
  etwas Pron
 I'm just a little bit dizzy. It was a little bit cheeky of me to ask … but I asked anyway.
a little thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] trivial)Kleinigkeit Nf
  (gehoben)Lapalie Nf
 I know it's just a little thing, but I find the constant tapping of your foot annoying.
a long time ago advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in the distant past)vor langer Zeit Rdw
  lange her Adj + Adv
 A long time ago, my ancestors settled in this land.
a lot of phrase (many)viel, viele adj
  viele adj
  (umgangssprachlich)eine Menge indef art, Nf
  (Jargon)haufenweise adj
a mite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (slightly)etwas Pron
  ein bisschen Pron
 Aren't you a mite too old to be watching cartoons?
 Bist du nicht etwas zu alt für Zeichentrickfilme?
 Bist du nicht ein bisschen zu alt für Zeichentrickfilme?
a monument to [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (example, evidence)Beweis Nm
  (anstelle Denkmal)Symbol Nm
 His last film was a monument to stupidity and bad taste.
 Sein letzter Film war der Beweis für seine Dummheit und seinen schlechten Geschmack.
a nice little earner nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, slang ([sth] which generates income) (informell)netter Verdienst Adj + Nm
 I'm setting up a website to sell my photos; it should be a nice little earner.
a nose for [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (instinctive ability to detect [sth])einen Riecher für etwas haben Rdw
 He has a great nose for good books.
 Er hat einen guten Riecher für spannende Bücher.
a number of adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (several)eine Vielzahl von
  eine Anzahl an
  oft Adv
 He has broken the rules a number of times.
 New: Vor dem Laden steht eine Vielzahl von Leuten, die für das neue Telefon anstehen.
 Er hat oft die Regeln gebrochen.
a piece nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, regional (a distance, a way)ein Stück Nn
 The farm is down the road a piece.
 Die Farm ist ein Stück die Straße runter.
a quarter past exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (time: fifteen minutes after)Viertel nach Nn + Präp
  viertel nach Adj + Präp
 He arrived at a quarter past nine.
a quarter till,
a quarter 'til (US),
a quarter to (UK)
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(fifteen minutes before)Viertel vor Nn + Präp
  viertel vor Adj + Präp
  (süddeutsch)dreiviertel Adj
 I'll meet you at a quarter till one... in the afternoon, of course.
a quarter to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (time: fifteen minutes before)Viertel vor Nn + Präp
  viertel vor Adj + Präp
  (süddeutsch)dreiviertel Adj
 It's almost a quarter to five; we're running late.
a shell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (weakened person)ein Schatten seiner selbst Rdw
 He is just a shell of his former self.
 Er ist nur noch ein Schatten seiner selbst.
a spot of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, UK (small amount of [sth])ein bisschen Adv
  ein wenig Adv
 Would you like a spot of tea?
 Möchten Sie ein bisschen Tee?
a stone's throw advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative, informal (near)einen Steinwurf entfernt Rdw
 The shop is just a stone's throw from my house.
 Der Laden ist nur einen Steinwurf von meinem Haus entfernt.
a tall order nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (challenge, demanding task)Mammutaufgabe Nf
  echte Herausforderung Adj + Nf
 It is a tall order to win the competition.
a tidy sum nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (large amount of money)eine gehörige Summe
a touch of [sth],
a touch
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(small amount)einen Hauch Nm
 I added a touch of cinnamon to the recipe.
 Ich habe dem Rezept einen Hauch von Zimt beigefügt.
a waste of time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] not worthwhile)Zeitverschwendung Nf
  (übertragen)für die Katz Rdw
 Arguing with a drunk person is a waste of time.
a wealth of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (abundant amount of [sth])eine Vielzahl an
 There's a wealth of reasons why you should stay.
 Es gibt eine Vielzahl von Gründen, weshalb du bleiben solltest.
a wee bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK, informal (little, slightly) (umgangssprachlich)ein Tick Unbest Art m + Nm
  ein bisschen, ein wenig Unbest Art, n + Pron
 Mexican food is a wee bit spicier than I'm used to. I'm not much of a drinker but I'll have just a wee bit of whiskey.
a whole new ball game,
a brand new ball game
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, informal, figurative (changed situation)völlig neue Lage, völlig neue Situation Rdw
 That puts matters in a different light. It's a brand new ball game now.
a world of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (a great amount of [sth])Welten Npl
 There is a world of difference between their politics.
 Es liegen Welten zwischen ihren politischen Auffassungen.
a.k.a.,
aka,
A.K.A.,
AKA.
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
acronym (also known as)alias Adv
  auch genannt Adv + V Part Perf
 William H. Bonney, a.k.a. Billy the Kid, was 19th-century American outlaw.
a.m.,
am,
A.M.,
AM
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
abbreviation (antemeridian: in the morning)vormittags Adv
  morgens Adv
Anmerkung: In Germany the 24-hour clock is in use.
 You have a 9:30 a.m. appointment with the doctor. I woke up at 7 am.
 Du hast um 9:30 Uhr vormittags einen Arzttermin.
 Geht der Zug um 7 Uhr morgens oder abends?
after a while advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (some time later)nach einer Weile Rdw
  ein bisschen später, ein wenig später Rdw
  (gehoben)nach gewisser Zeit Rdw
 At first he felt no pain. After a while, his arm began to ache.
answer to a problem nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (solution)Lösung Nf
 The answer to the problem may be quite simple.
apply for a job v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (reply to employment advertisement)sich auf einen Job bewerben Rdw
  sich auf eine Stelle bewerben Rdw
  sich auf eine Stellenausschreibung bewerben Rdw
 My only task for today is to apply for a job.
as a matter of fact advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in fact, on the contrary)sogar Adv
  (formell)in der Tat Rdw
 I'm not ignoring your brother, as a matter of fact I invited him for dinner tonight.
as a result advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (consequently)deshalb, daher Adv
  in Folge Präp + Nf
  als Konsequenz, als Folge Konj + Nf
  (formell)folglich Adv
 The little girl kept jumping in puddles, and as a result her new shoes were ruined.
as a result of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (due to, because of)aufgrund Adv
  (übertragen)dank Adv
 As a result of your disobedience, your parents punished you.
as a whole advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (all considered together)im Ganzen Präp + Nn
  insgesamt Adv
  im Großen und Ganzen Rdw
 Some students need to improve, but the class as a whole is very good.
at a discount advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at a reduced price)billiger, günstiger Adj
  zu einem günstigeren Preis Rdw
  zu einem reduzierten Preis Rdw
 The student card allows you to buy train tickets at a discount.
at a good price advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at reasonable cost)zu einem guten Preis Rdw
  günstig Adv
 I was able to buy my PC at a good price.
at a later time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at an unspecified point in the future)zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt Rdw
  später Adv
 We agreed to discuss the matter again at a later time.
at a profit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (gaining financially)mit einem hohem Gewinn Rdw
 Alan repairs second-hand cars and then sells them at a profit.
be a bargain v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (represent good value, be cheap)Schnäppchen sein Nn + Vi
  (übertragen)geschenkt V Part Perf
  (informell)nachgeschmissen werden V Part Perf + Hv
 The gloves are a bargain at just £5 a pair.
be a deal v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (transaction: be agreed)abgemacht sein V Part Perf + Vi
  Abgemacht Int
 That's a deal!
be a handful,
be a real handful
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
informal, figurative (child: be difficult, badly-behaved)ein Satansbraten sein Rdw
  schwierig sein Adj + Vi
 That boy is a real handful.
be a man v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (male: show strength)ein richtiger Mann sein Rdw
 You have to be a man about this, and admit that you made a mistake.
be a man v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (male: reach adulthood) (umgangssprachlich)groß sein Adj + Vi
 Dan's young son wants to be an astronaut when he is a man.
be a stumbling block to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (hinder progress)im Weg stehen Rdw
  ein Stolperstein sein Rdw
 The issue proved to be a stumbling block during the peace talks.
be a success v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (achieve popularity)ein richtiger Erfolg sein Rdw
  (übertragen)wie eine Bombe einschlagen Rdw
 The chocolate cake was a real success with the guests.
bear a child v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have a baby) (umgangssprachlich)ein Kind kriegen Rdw
  ein Kind bekommen Rdw
  ein Kind zur Welt bringen Rdw
 Helen became pregnant and bore a child.
beat a dead horse,
flog a dead horse
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (pursue a hopeless cause)seine Energie verschwenden, seine Energie vergeuden Rdw
  seine Zeit verschwenden, seine Zeit vergeuden Rdw
 I tried to convince him to come with us, but felt that I was beating a dead horse.
beat a path to [sb]'s door v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be keen to meet with [sb](umgangssprachlich)jdm die Bude einrennen Rdw
 If you have a good idea, investors will beat a path to your door.
 Wenn du eine gute Idee hast, dann werden dir die Investoren die Bude einrennen
beyond a doubt advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (unarguably)eindeutig Adv
  zweifellos Adv
  ohne Frage Präp + Nf
 This is beyond doubt the best song on the CD.
blaze a trail v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (lead the way)den Weg bahnen
by a great deal advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by a large amount or extent)um einiges Adv + Pron
  um ein Vielfaches Rdw
 The Indian Ocean is smaller than the Pacific Ocean by a great deal.
by a hair advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by a very slight margin, only just)um ein Haar Rdw
  fast, beinahe Adv
  um Haaresbreite Adv + Nf
 The truck missed the cyclist by a hair.
by a hair's breadth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by the slightest margin)um Haaresbreite Adv + Nf
  gerade so Adj + Adv
 The horse won by a hair's breadth.
by a show of hands advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with an impromptu vote)Übersetzung nicht verfügbar
 Our class decided to continue reading the novel by a show of hands.
call a spade a spade v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (speak frankly, plainly)Klartext reden Nm + Vt
  die Dinge beim Namen nennen Rdw
  kein Blatt vor den Mund nehmen Rdw
 Louise has never been afraid of calling a spade a spade.
carry a tune v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (sing correct notes)einen Ton treffen Rdw
  einen Ton halten können Rdw
 He can't carry a tune. Every note he sings is wrong.
carry on a conversation v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have a chat or discussion)ein Gespräch fortführen Rdw
  sich weiter unterhalten Rdw
 The two women carried on their conversation in the taxi on the way home.
cast a glance over [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (survey quickly)einen Blick werfen Rdw
  (informell)kurz über etwas rübergucken Rdw
 Just before her guests arrived, she cast a glance over the table to be sure everything was in place.
cast a shadow v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (create a gloomy mood)einen Schatten werfen Rdw
 Mark's death has cast a shadow over the whole event.
cast a shadow v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (block the light)Schatten werfen Nm + Vt
 The tree cast a shadow over the lawn.
catch a glimpse of [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (perceive briefly)etwas kurz sehen Adj + Vt
  einen kurzen Blick erhaschen Rdw
  etwas kurz zu sehen bekommen Rdw
 I caught a glimpse of Peter as he walked past my house.
come as a surprise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be unexpected)überraschend kommen Adj + Vi
  unerwartet kommen Adj + Vi
  wie aus dem Nichts kommen Rdw
 The letter offering me a job came as a total surprise.
come to a conclusion v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (person: deduce)zu einer Schlussfolgerung kommen Rdw
  zu einem Schluss kommen Rdw
 The police came to the conclusion that at least three men were involved in the robbery.
come to a conclusion v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (end)enden Vi
  aufhören Partv i, sepa
 The story comes to a conclusion when the hero rescues the children.
come to a stop v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (halt)anhalten Partv i, sepa
  stillstehen Partv i, sepa
  Halt machen Nm + Vt
 Please wait for the bus to come to a stop before you get off.
cost a pretty penny v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, figurative (be expensive)ganz schön teuer sein Rdw
  eine ganze Stange Geld kosten Rdw
 I bet that dress cost a pretty penny.
die a natural death v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (die of natural causes) (formell)eines natürlichen Todes sterben Rdw
  auf natürliche Weise sterben Rdw
 According to the coroner's report, Brown died a natural death.
do a double take v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (look surprised) (umgangssprachlich)nicht schlecht staunen Rdw
  zweimal hingucken müssen, zweimal hinsehen müssen Rdw
 I did a double take when I saw Richard; he looks completely different without a beard!
do a good deed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (perform a charitable act)Gutes tun Nn + Vt
  eine gute Tat tun Rdw
 When someone joins the Boy Scouts, one of the requirements is to do a good deed every day.
Don't judge a book by the cover!,
don't judge a book by its cover
interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
proverb (appearances can be deceptive)keine voreiligen Schlüsse ziehen Rdw
  ein Buch nicht nach seinem Cover beurteilen Rdw
 She definitely looks trustworthy, but don't judge a book by its cover.
draw a conclusion v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (deduce, conclude [sth])Schlüsse ziehen Npl + Vt
  Schlussfolgerungen ziehen Npl + Vt
  schlussfolgern Partv tr, fix
 The sample was too small for the researchers to draw a conclusion with any certainty.
draw a crowd v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (attract people's attention)die Aufmerksamkeit auf sich ziehen Rdw
 That band always draws a crowd.
draw a gun on [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (aim a firearm at)eine Waffe auf jemanden richten Rdw
 To stop the robber, the policewoman drew a gun on him and ordered him to lie on the ground.
draw to a close v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (come to an end)dem Ende zugehen Rdw
  langsam zu Ende gehen Rdw
  sich dem Ende neigen Rdw
 As the evening drew to a close, the orchestra played a final waltz.
draw [sth] to a close v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (bring to an end)etwas langsam beenden Rdw
  mit etwas langsam aufhören Rdw
 After an hour on the phone, she drew the conversation to a close.
drive a hard bargain v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be tough negotiator)ein harter Verhandlungspartner sein Rdw
 The shopkeeper drove a hard bargain, but we eventually agreed on a price for the vase.
eke out a living,
eke out an existence
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(struggle to earn money) (übertragen)durchboxen Partv r, sepa
  (übertragen)durchkämpfen Partv r, sepa
  (übertragen)durchschlagen Partv r, sepa
 She ekes out an existence working two part-time jobs.
exact a toll v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have a negative effect)seinen Tribut fordern Rdw
 Three years of working long hours, seven days a week, with no holidays have exacted a toll; John's health has really suffered.
feel like a million bucks v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." US, figurative, slang (feel good)richtig gut gehen Rdw
  sich richtig gut fühlen Rdw
four of a kind nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (card games: four cards of same number)vier Gleiche Zahlwort + Npl
 Four of a kind beats any hand in poker except a straight flush.
four of a kind nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (four similar things)vier aus etwas Rdw
  vier von etwas Rdw
 These antique chairs are four of a kind that form a set.
free as a bird adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (really free)so frei wie ein Vogel Rdw
 When this school year is over, I'll be free as a bird.
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A, a [eı]
  • I s
    • 1. A n, a n (Buchstabe, MUS Note):
      from A to Z von A bis Z

    • 2.
      A SCHULE US Eins f (Note)

  • II adj
    • 1.
      A erst

    • 2.
      A US ausgezeichnet
a [eı; ə], vor vokalischem Anlaut an [æn; ən]
  • 1. ein, eine (unbestimmter Artikel): a woman; manchmal vor pl:
    a barracks eine Kaserne;
    a bare five minutes knappe fünf Minuten

  • 2. der-, die-, dasselbe:
    two of a kind zwei (von jeder Art)

  • 3. per, pro, je:
    twice a week zweimal wöchentlich oder in der Woche;
    fifty pence a dozen fünfzig Pence pro oder das Dutzend

  • 4. einzig:
    at a blow auf einen Schlag
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