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for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (intended, designed) (bestimmt)für Präp
 The small fork is for your salad, the large one for the main course.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (appropriate to) (angemessen)für Präp
 This is an ideal book for a young girl.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in order to benefit: [sb](zu Gunsten von)für Präp
 Will you do a favour for me? Hillary Clinton stumped for Obama in several States.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in [sb]'s opinion, for [sb]'s tastes) (Geschmack)für Präp
 That movie was too long for me.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (for the purchase of) (Kauf)für Präp
 He only paid ten dollars for that shirt.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in order to get) (Besorgung)für Präp
 He went out for some milk. He'll be back soon.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time: duration) (Zeitraum)für Präp
  seit Präp
  schon Präp
 She was gone for four hours. I've been learning Chinese for two years.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in [sb]'s place, instead of [sb](Ersatz)für Präp
 I don't want to do his work for him.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in favour) (Meinung)für Präp
 He was for the plan, but his wife was against it. He is for the liberal candidate for mayor.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (because of) (Grund)für Präp
  aufgrund Präp
 He received extra homework for swearing in class.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (compared to a standard)für Präp
 It's warm for this time of year.
 
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for conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." formal, written (because, since)weil Konj
  da Konj
 I know he's guilty, for I saw him do it.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (with the purpose of) (Zweck)für Präp
 I bought some cloth for making costumes.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (with a destination of) (Ziel)nach Präp
 This train is heading for London.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (intended for: [sb])für Präp
 All these gifts are for you.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (expressing a wish) (Ausdruck: Wunsch)für Präp
 Oh for a bowl of soup right now!
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (because of)weil Konj
  da Konj
 He left, for fear of being laughed at.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in honour of) (zu Ehren)nach Präp
 The church held a memorial service for the victims of the earthquake.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in order to achieve or attain)für Präp
 For an early arrival in Paris, you will need to take the express train.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in order to save or preserve)für Präp
 We're fighting for our freedom!
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (despite)trotz Präp
 For all her nagging, she's a great wife.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in regard to) (Bezug)für Präp
 She has a gift for crosswords.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (responsibility of) (Verantwortung)für Präp
 That's for me to determine, not you.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (as being)ganz Adv
 I know for certain that he won't be there.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (to the extent of) (Ausmaß)für Präp
 The line outside the ticket office went on for miles.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (introducing an infinitive phrase) (Einleitung: Infinitivsatz)für Präp
 It may be time for him to resign.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (ratio) (Ratio)zu Präp
 The players were one for three in shots on goal.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (ratio: sales) (Verhältnis: Verkauf)zu Präp
 There is a three for one sale on summer clothing.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (representing) (repräsentieren)für Präp
 The CS in his name is for Charles Saunders.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (at a price of) (Preis)zum Präp
 Melons are now two for a pound in the market.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (indicating distance) (Distanz)weit Adj
 I ran for three blocks before I caught him.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (indicating one in a series) (Reihenfolge)für Präp
 We're visiting here for the second time.
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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.
account for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (give reasons for [sth])Rechenschaft für etwas ablegen Rdw
  für etwas geradestehen Rdw
  für etwas Rechnung tragen Rdw
accounting for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (considering)wenn man bedenkt Rdw
  (informell)wenn man sich anguckt Rdw
 Even after accounting for the bad weather, the number of visitors to the park has been very low.
accounting for [sth] or [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (including)mit einbeziehen Präp + Partv tr, sepa
  mit einschließen Präp + Partv tr, sepa
 After accounting for postal votes, Henry won the election by a 53% majority .
all for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." informal (completely in favour of)total gerne, echt gerne, richtig gerne Adj + Adj
 I was all for getting ice cream after classes.
all for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (everyone in favour of)alle, die dafür sind Rdw
 All for the motion, say "Yes".
all for one interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing solidarity)Alle für einen Rdw
answer for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (face consequences)für etwas geradestehen Rdw
  die Konsequenzen tragen Rdw
  etwas verantworten Pron + Vt
 He's committed a crime and he'll be forced to answer for it.
answer for [sth] vi + prep figurative, informal, US (be adequate)zu etwas passen Rdw
  etwas gerecht werden Rdw
 The back porch will have to answer for a bedroom.
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 for me advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (as far as I am concerned)was mich betrifft, was mich angeht, was mich anbelangt Rdw
 My husband is going to work. As for me, I will stay home and take care of the baby.
ask for vi + prep (law: request)erfragen Vt
  erbitten Vt
ask for forgiveness v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (plead to be pardoned)entschuldigen Vr
  (gehoben)um Verzeihung bitten Rdw
 Sam should admit that he behaved badly, and ask for forgiveness.
ask [sb] for forgiveness v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (plead to be pardoned)entschuldigen Vr
  (gehoben)um Verzeihung bitten Rdw
 Since you caused so much trouble, you should ask your father for forgiveness.
available for rent adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (can be hired)zu mieten Präp + Vi
  zur Miete freistehen Rdw
 After the refurbishements, the house was available for rent.
available for rent adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." US (property: can be leased)zu mieten Präp + Vi
  zur Miete freistehen Rdw
 We currently have a number of properties available for rent.
bang for your buck,
bang for the buck
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
slang (value for money)etwas für sein Geld bekommen Rdw
be gunning for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (aim to harm [sb])es auf jemanden abgesehen haben Rdw
  jemanden auf dem Kieker haben Rdw
 My new manager has been gunning for me since I had that last period of absence.
be gunning for [sth] adj +prep informal (seek to obtain [sth])auf etwas abgesehen haben Rdw
  auf etwas erpicht sein Rdw
 She stays late every day because she's gunning for a raise.
but for advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (were it not)wenn jmd/etw nicht gewesen wäre Rdw
  wenn jmd/etw nicht wäre Rdw
  ohne jmd/etw Präp
 We would never have won but for your help.
 Wir hätten niemals gewonnen, wenn du nicht gewesen wärst.
call for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (demand, request)verlangen Vt
  einfordern Partv tr, sepa
 The senator called for an investigation. The judge's bailiff called for silence in the courtroom.
call for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (require)erfordern Vt
  (übertragen, ugs)schreien Vi
 The recipe calls for brown sugar, not white sugar. The situation calls for a calm, deliberate response.
call for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (forecast)vorhersagen Partv tr, sepa
  ausrufen Partv tr, sepa
 The forecast calls for clear skies and warm temperatures.
care for [sb/sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (like, approve of)meinetwegen Rdw
  (umgangssprachlich)von mir aus Rdw
care for [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (romantically)jdn sehr gern haben Vt
  (gehoben)jdn umhegen Vt
care for [sb/sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (take care of)jdn pflegen Vt
  sich kümmern Vt
  jdm beistehen Vi
  jdn betreuen Vt
come in for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (suffer: criticism, etc.)in die Mangel genommen werden Rdw
  (Slang)sein Fett abkriegen Rdw
come up for air v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (rise to water's surface) (informell)zum Luftholen raufkommen Rdw
  Luft schnappen Nf + Vt
 He had to come up for air after being underwater for two minutes.
come up for air v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (take a break)eine Pause machen Rdw
  (übertragen)Luft schnappen Nf + Vt
 We worked straight through for 24 hours without even a break to come up for air.
cry for [sb/sth] vi + prep (shed tears for)wegen etwas weinen Präp + Vi
  aufgrund von etwas weinen Präp + Vi
 Please don't cry for me.
cry for [sth] vi + prep (call aloud for)nach jemandem rufen Präp + Vi
 The little boy cried for his mum when she left the room. She cried for help.
cry for help nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. often pl (call for assistance)Hilferuf Nm
  Hilfeschrei Nm
cry for help nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (attention-seeking act)Hilferuf Nm
  Hilfeschrei Nm
cry out for [sb/sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (call aloud)nach jemandem rufen Präp + Vi
 When the child was scared she would cry out for her mother.
cry out for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (need) (übertragen)nach etwas schreien Präp + Vi
  etwas unbedingt brauchen Adv + Vt
 The house was in poor condition and crying out for repair.
do [sth] for yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (do for your own sake)etw für sich selbst tun, etw für sich selbst machen Rdw
  (gehoben)etw um seines eigenen Willen tun Rdw
 If you're going to study medicine, make sure you're doing it for yourself, not because your parents expect it of you.
do [sth] for yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have a treat)etw für sich selbst tun, etw für sich selbst machen Rdw
  sich selbst etwas gönnen Rdw
  sich selbst etwas Gutes tun Rdw
 You are always looking out for others, so take a week off to do something for yourself.
do well for yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (be successful)erfolgreich sein Adj + Vt
  Erfolg haben Nm + Vt
 You've obviously done well for yourself.
due for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (deserving or expecting) (Zahlung)fällig Adj
  (betont)überfällig Adj
 Jim really is due for a raise soon.
ear for music nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (musical aptitude)musikalisches Gehör Adj + Nn
  musikalisches Talent Adj + Nn
 Colin has an ear for music, and can play several instruments.
fall for [sb/sth] vi + prep informal (be attracted)auf jemanden stehen Rdw
  auf jemanden abfahren Rdw
  in jemanden verknallt sein, in jemanden verschossen sein Rdw
 He is good-looking and smooth: all the women fall for him.
fall for [sth] vi + prep informal (be fooled) (informell)auf etwas reinfallen Rdw
  auf etwas hereinfallen Rdw
  (übertragen)sich einen Bären aufbinden lassen Rdw
 The investment scheme promised huge returns, and I fell for it.
fend for yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (manage, cope alone)alleine klarkommen Part + Partv i, sepa
  selber klarkommen Part + Partv i, sepa
  für sich selbst sorgen Rdw
 Julian left home at 18 and learned to fend for himself.
fight for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (war: defend)für etwas kämpfen Rdw
  etwas verteidigen Pron + Vt
 My grandfather fought for his country in World War II.
fight for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (struggle to attain)sich etwas hart erkämpfen Rdw
 Black Americans had to fight for the right to vote.
fight for your country v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (soldier: go to war)für sein Land in den Krieg ziehen Rdw
  für sein Land kämpfen Rdw
for crying out loud interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing exasperation)verdammt nochmal Int
  zum Geier aber auch Int
  Mensch Int
 For crying out loud, how many times do I have to tell you to clean your room?
for each advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for every)für jeden Präp + Pron
  für jedes Präp + Pron
  für jede Präp + Pron
 The customer bought two items and paid for each separately.
for ever and ever advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for eternity)für immer Präp + Adv
  für immer und ewig Rdw
 Charles promised to love Lucy for ever and ever.
for fear that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (fearing that)aus Angst, dass Rdw
  vor lauter Angst, dass Rdw
 She stayed home all week for fear that she would catch the swine flu.
for free advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (free of charge, without paying)kostenlos Adj
  umsonst Adj
 Joe somehow managed to get hold of some concert tickets for free.
for hire adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (available for rental)Miet- Präf
  zu mieten Präp + Vt
 The company has a wide range of boats for hire.
for instance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (before an example)zum Beispiel Präp + Nn
  beispielsweise Adv
 There are still sizable populations of bears in Europe, for instance in the Balkans.
for long advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a considerable time)lange Adv
  lange Zeit Adv + Nf
 Will he be gone for long?
for next to nothing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (very cheaply)für einen Apfel und ein Ei Rdw
  fast geschenkt Adv + V Part Perf
 When we were first married, we bought an old couch for next to nothing. At a yard sale you can buy anything you want for next to nothing.
for rent adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (available for hire)zu mieten Präp + Vi
  Miet- Präf
 Many hotels and guesthouses now offer bicycles for rent at an hourly or daily rate.
for sale adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (available for purchase)zu verkaufen Präp + Vt
  zum Verkauf angeboten Rdw
 There's a "For Sale" sign in Richard's garden.
for the moment advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for now)für den jetzigen Zeitpunkt Rdw
  für den Moment, für den Augenblick Rdw
 Well, I think we're OK for the moment.
for the most part advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (mostly, largely)zum größten Teil Rdw
 I agree with you for the most part, but still have a problem with the timing of the plan.
for the sake of [sb/sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (for the good of)wegen etwas, wegen jemandem Präp + Pron
  jemandem zuliebe Pron + Adv
 Some couples stay together for the sake of their children. She gave up smoking for the sake of her health.
for the sake of [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (because of, for)wegen etwas Präp + Pron
  für etwas Präp + Pron
 The mugger attacked the old man for the sake of a few pounds.
for the sake of argument advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (hypothetically)angenommen V Part Perf
  rein theoretisch Adj + Adj
 Let us imagine, for the sake of argument, that the Prime Minister decided to resign.
for the time being advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (temporarily)für jetzt Präp + Adv
  vorübergehend Adv
  für den Übergang Rdw
 My car fell apart so I'm using my bicycle for the time being.
for the umpteenth time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (yet again)zum hundertsten Mal Rdw
 For the umpteenth time ... will you children be quiet?
for two advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (intended for two persons)für zwei Präp + Adj
 Would you like a table for two?
for years advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for several or many years)seit Jahren Präp + Npl
  jahrelang Adv
 Irene has been living in the same house for years.
for years on end advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for many years)jahrelang Adv
  viele Jahre Adj + Npl
 She searched for her lost child for years on end, but never found him.
for years to come advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for a long time into the future)für viele weitere Jahre Rdw
  in den kommenden Jahren Rdw
  in den nächsten Jahren Rdw
 Large balance of payments deficits are expected for years to come.
for yourself advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to benefit you)für sich selbst Präp + Pron
  um sich selbst etwas Gutes zu tun Rdw
 Lola wears make-up for herself, not to impress anyone else.
for yourself advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (independently, alone)selbst Pron
  alleine Adj
 I don't need help putting up the shelves; I can do it for myself.
get ready for bed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (put on nightwear)für das Bett fertig machen Rdw
  (informell)bettfertig machen Adj + Vr
 Vanessa told the children to get ready for bed.
go for [sth] vi + prep informal (choose) (umgangssprachlich)etwas lieber nehmen Adv + Vi
  entscheiden Vr
  auswählen Partv tr, sepa
 She went for the blue car instead of the red one.
go for [sth] vi + prep (journey, ride: take)eine Runde fahren Rdw
  durch die Gegend fahren Rdw
  eine Spritztour machen Rdw
  ein bisschen umherfahren Rdw
 Let's go for a ride in my new car.
go for [sth] vi + prep (swim, walk, run: do)laufen gehen Vi + Hv
  schwimmen gehen Vi + Hv
 I would go for a run, but it's starting to rain.
go for [sth] vi + prep (fetch)etwas holen Pron + Vt
 Why don't you and Phil go for some beer?
go for [sb/sth] vi + prep informal (attack)auf jemanden losgehen Rdw
  jemanden angreifen Pron + Partv tr, sepa
 Suddenly the dog went for him, snarling fiercely.
go for [sth] vi + prep informal (be sold for: a given price) (informell)raus gehen, weg gehen Adv + Vi
  verkauft werden V Part Perf + Hv
 The Picasso painting went for $100 million.
go for [sth] vi + prep slang (try to achieve) (Slang)scharf auf etwas sein Rdw
  (umgangssprachlich)auf etwas abgesehen haben Rdw
 He's going for the gold medal.
go for a drive v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take: car trip)eine Spritztour machen Rdw
 Let's go for a drive to the beach with our children.
go for a ride v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take: car, bike trip)eine Spritztour machen Rdw
  ein bisschen Fahrradfahren Rdw
  eine Runde mit dem Auto fahren Rdw
 I'm bored; let's go for a ride by the coast.
go for a slash v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." UK, slang, vulgar (urinate)pinkeln gehen Vi + Hv
  (Kindersprache)Pipi machen Nn + Vt
 I had drunk so much that night, I just needed to go for a slash, and let it all out.
go for a walk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take a stroll)spazierengehen Partv i, sepa
  eine Runde um den Block gehen Rdw
 Imogen went for a walk to get some fresh air.
go for a walk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (go missing)verlorengehen Partv i, sepa
  fehlen Vi
  vermisst werden V Part Perf + Hv
 My wallet seems to have gone for a walk; have you seen it?
go for a whirl v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, figurative (short car ride)eine Spritztour machen Rdw
go for broke v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (take a big risk to attain [sth])alles aufs Spiel setzen Rdw
  ein großes Risiko eingehen Rdw
go for it! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (encouragement)Los Int
  mach es, mach das Int
  Na los Int
 You want to buy a new car? I say go for it!
go for the jugular v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (attack [sb])jemanden angreifen Pron + Partv tr, sepa
  auf jemanden losgehen Rdw
go to bat for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." US, informal, figurative (show support)jemandem den Rücken stärken Rdw
  sich für jemandem einsetzen Rdw
good for nothing,
good-for-nothing
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (person: lazy)faul Adj
  bequem Adj
 My brother's a good-for-nothing scrounger.
good for nothing,
good-for-nothing
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (useless)unnütz, nutzlos Adj
  überflüssig Adj
  unbrauchbar Adj
 My Dad thinks I wasted 4 years of college on a good-for-nothing Philosophy degree.
good for you adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (healthful)gut für dich Rdw
  dir guttun Pron + Partv i, sepa
 Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is good for you.
good for you interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (well done!)Gut gemacht Int
  Super Int
 You have lost 10 pounds already? Good for you!
good-for-nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (person: lazy)Faulenzer, Faulpelz Nm
  (kränkend)Nichtsnutz Nm
 In my opinion, Jake is nothing but a lazy good-for-nothing.
goods for sale nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (merchandise)Verkaufsware Nf
  Verkaufsartikel Npl
  Warenangebot Nn
grieve for [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (mourn the death of [sb])um jemanden trauern Rdw
 I've been a widow for 10 years, but I still grieve for my husband.
grieve for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (mourn the loss of [sth])um jemanden trauern, um etwas trauern Rdw
  (abwertend)jemandem hinterherheulen Pron + Partv i, sepa
 The couple are grieving for the loss of their child.
have a flair for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be talented)ein Talent für etwas haben Rdw
  etwas liegen Pron + Vi
  gut können Adj + Vt
 Laura has a flair for garden design.
 Meiner Schwester liegt das Haare schneiden. Keiner macht das besser als sie.
have a fondness for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (like [sth])eine Schwäche für etwas haben Rdw
  (informell)auf etwas stehen Rdw
  (Slang)total auf etwas abfahren Rdw
 I have a fondness for chocolate chip ice cream.
have a talent for [sth],
have a talent for doing [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(be naturally good at)gut in etwas sein Rdw
  etwas gut können Rdw
  ein Talent für etwas haben Rdw
 Steve has a talent for drawing; his portraits are particularly good.
have a talent for [sth],
have a talent for doing [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(be prone to) (übertragen)ein Talent für etwas haben Rdw
  zu etwas neigen Rdw
 Ellen has a real talent for getting into trouble.
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for [fɔː; fə]
  • I präp
    • 1. allg für: a gift for him; it is good for you; I am for the plan;
      an eye for beauty Sinn für das Schöne;
      it was very awkward for her es war sehr peinlich für sie, es war ihr sehr unangenehm;
      he spoilt their weekend for them er verdarb ihnen das ganze Wochenende;
      for and against für und wider

    • 2. für, (mit der Absicht) zu, um (…willen):
      apply for the post sich um die Stellung bewerben;
      die for a cause für eine Sache sterben;
      go for a walk spazieren gehen;
      come for dinner zum Essen kommen;
      what for? wozu?, wofür?

    • 3. (Wunsch, Ziel) nach, auf (+akk):
      a claim for sth ein Anspruch auf eine Sache;
      the desire for sth der Wunsch oder das Verlangen nach etwas;
      call for sb nach jemandem rufen;
      wait for sth auf etwas warten;
      oh, for a car! ach, hätte ich doch einen Wagen!

    • 4.
      a) (passend oder geeignet) für
      b) (bestimmt) für oder zu:
      tools for cutting Werkzeuge zum Schneiden, Schneidewerkzeuge;
      the right man for the job der richtige Mann für diesen Posten

    • 5. (Mittel) gegen: a remedy for influenza;
      treat sb for cancer jemanden gegen oder auf Krebs behandeln;
      there is nothing for it but to give in es bleibt nichts (anderes) übrig, als nachzugeben

    • 6. (als Belohnung) für: a medal for bravery
    • 7. (als Entgelt) für, gegen, um:
      I sold it for £10 ich verkaufte es für 10 Pfund

    • 8. (im Tausch) für, gegen: I exchanged the knife for a pencil
    • 9. (Betrag, Menge) über (+akk): a postal order for £20
    • 10. (Grund) aus, vor (+dat), wegen (+gen oder +dat):
      for this reason aus diesem Grund;
      for fun aus oder zum Spaß;
      die for grief aus oder vor Gram sterben;
      weep for joy vor Freude weinen;
      I can’t see for the fog ich kann nichts sehen wegen des Nebels oder vor lauter Nebel

    • 11. (als Strafe etc) für, wegen: punished for theft
    • 12. dank, wegen:
      were it not for his energy wenn er nicht so energisch wäre, dank seiner Energie

    • 13. für, in Anbetracht (+gen), im Verhältnis zu:
      he is tall for his age er ist groß für sein Alter;
      it is rather cold for July es ist ziemlich kalt für Juli;
      for a foreigner he speaks rather well für einen Ausländer spricht er recht gut

    • 14. (zeitlich) für, während (+gen), auf (+akk), für die Dauer von, seit:
      for a week eine Woche (lang);
      come for a week komme auf oder für eine Woche;
      for hours stundenlang;
      for some time past seit längerer Zeit;
      the first picture for two months der erste Film in oder seit zwei Monaten

    • 15. (Strecke) weit, lang:
      run for a mile eine Meile (weit) laufen

    • 16. nach, auf (+akk), in Richtung auf (+akk):
      the train for London der Zug nach London;
      the passengers for Rome die nach Rom reisenden Passagiere;
      start for Paris nach Paris abreisen;
      now for it! Br umg jetzt (nichts wie) los oder drauf!, ran!

    • 17. für, an Stelle von (oder +gen), (an)statt: he appeared for his brother
    • 18. für, in Vertretung oder im Auftrag oder im Namen von (oder +gen): act for sb
    • 19. für, als:
      for example als oder zum Beispiel;
      books for presents Bücher als Geschenk;
      take that for an answer nimm das als Antwort

    • 20. trotz (+gen oder +dat):
      for all that trotz alledem;
      for all his wealth trotz seines ganzen Reichtums, bei allem Reichtum;
      for all you may say sage, was du willst

    • 21. was … betrifft:
      as for me was mich betrifft oder an(be)langt;
      as for that matter was das betrifft;
      for all I know soviel ich weiß

    • 22. nach adj und vor inf:
      it is too heavy for me to lift es ist so schwer, dass ich es nicht heben kann; es ist zu schwer für mich;
      he ran too fast for me to catch him er rannte zu schnell, als dass ich ihn hätte einholen können;
      it is impossible for me to come es ist mir unmöglich zu kommen, ich kann unmöglich kommen;
      it seemed useless for him to continue es erschien sinnlos, dass er noch weitermachen sollte

    • 23. mit s oder pron und inf:
      it is time for you to go home es ist Zeit, dass du heimgehst;
      it is for you to decide die Entscheidung liegt bei Ihnen;
      he called for the girl to bring him tea er rief nach dem Mädchen, damit es ihm Tee bringe;
      don’t wait for him to turn up yet wartet nicht darauf, dass er noch auftaucht;
      wait for the rain to stop! warte, bis der Regen aufhört!;
      there is no need for anyone to know es braucht niemand zu wissen;
      I should be sorry for you to think that es täte mir leid, wenn du das dächtest;
      he brought some papers for me to sign er brachte mir einige Papiere zur Unterschrift

    • 24. (ethischer Dativ):
      that’s a wine for you das ist vielleicht ein Weinchen, das nenne ich einen Wein;
      that’s gratitude for you!
      a) das ist (wahre) Dankbarkeit!,
      b) iron von wegen Dankbarkeit!

    • 25. US nach: he was named for his father
  • II konj
    a) denn, weil
    b) nämlich
  • III s Für n
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