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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 viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (explain)belegen Vt
  nachweisen Partv tr, sepa
 He could account for every penny he had spent.
account for viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (answer)geradestehen Partv i, sepa
 We were asked to account for our actions.
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 .
act (for [sb]) viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (substitute)vertreten Vt
 I will have to act for my absent brother.
 Ich werde meine nicht anwesenden Bruder vertreten müssen.
admonish [sb] for doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (reprimand for doing)ermahnen Vt
 The teacher admonished the student for being late to class yet again.
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
all set for [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (ready, prepared)vorbereitet Adj
  gerüstet Adj
 Are you all set for opening night?
allow for viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (make provision for)ermöglichen Vt
  (übertragen)erlauben Vt
  (umgangssprachlich)schaffen Vt
 We must make room to allow for expansion.
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.
answerable for [sth] adj + prep (accountable for [sth])verantwortlich Adj
  zuständig Adj
  haftbar Adj
 Is the government answerable for this economic crisis?
antonym,
antonym of [sth],
antonym for [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(word with opposite meaning) (umgangssprachlich)Gegenteil Nn
  Oppositionswort Nn
  (Sprachwissenschaft)Antonym Nn
 The antonym of "severe" is "moderate." Can you think of an antonym for "reverential"?
appeal to [sb] (for [sth]) viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (ask for help)bitten Vt
  fragen Vt
  (gehoben)ersuchen Partv tr, fix
 She appealed for his help.
 Sie bat ihn um Hilfe.
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.
appropriate for [sb] adj + prep (suited, right)geeignet Adj
  angemessen Adj
 Books about the Sesame Street characters are appropriate for the under 7 set.
appropriate for [sth] adj + prep (suited, right)angemessen Adj
  richtig Adj
 The treatment is appropriate for all types of hair loss.
arrange for [sb] to do [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (make preparations)sorgen für Vi
 They arranged for a babysitter to take care of the children.
 Sie haben für einen Babysitter gesorgt, der auf die Kinder aufpasst.
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,
ask for [sth],
ask [sb] for [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(seek to get with words)anfragen Vt
  erbitten Vt
  ersuchen, erfragen Vt
 They asked their uncle for a loan.
 Sie fragten bei ihrem Onkel an, ob er ihnen etwas Geld leihen könnte.
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.
atone for [sth] vi + prep (make amends for)büßen Vi
 Christians believe that Jesus atoned for our sins.
autograph [sth] for [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (celebrity: sign)unterschreiben Partv tr, fix
  Autogramme geben Pluraletantum + Vt
  unterschreiben Partv tr, fix
 Players autographed pictures for fans after the practice.
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.
beat the drum for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (promote)die Werbetrommel rühren Rdw
  Werbung machen Nf + Vt
  werben Vi
 The environmental activist goes around the world beating the drum for energy reform.
beg [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (implore, plead: with [sb])anflehen Partv tr, sepa
  anbetteln Partv tr, sepa
  erbitten Vt
 She begged her parents to buy her the toy.
bias [sb] for [sb/sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (prejudice, weight: in favor)verurteilen Vt
  Vorurteile haben Npl + Vt
bid [sth] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (auction: offer)bieten Vt
 He bid one hundred euros for the painting at the auction.
 Er bot bei der Auktion einhundert Euro für das Bild.
bill [sb] [sth] (for [sth]) vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (charge)berechnen Partv tr, fix
  in Rechnung stellen Rdw
 The lawyer billed him three hundred dollars for the service.
 Der Anwalt berechnete ihm dreihundert Dollar für seine Dienste.
brace yourself for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (prepare for shock)sich vorbereiten Partv r, sepa
 Everyone is bracing themselves for the foot of snow forecast for tonight.
brace yourself for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (prepare for impact)sich vorbereiten Partv r, sepa
 We braced ourselves for a bumpy ride.
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.
a byword for [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (epitome) (Anglizismus, Werbung)Slogan Nm
  (Politik)Wahlspruch Nm
  Schlagwort Nn
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.
can't wait for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (be impatient for)nicht erwarten können Rdw
  kaum erwarten können Rdw
 I can't wait for this day to be over.
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
censure [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (criticize, blame)beanstanden Vt
  anmerken Partv tr, sepa
  bemängeln Vt
 The army censured several high-ranking officers for corruption.
charge [sb] ([sth]),
charge [sb] (for [sth])
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(ask for money)berechnen Vt
 The waitress didn't charge me for my drink.
charge [sth] (for [sth]) vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (ask as a fee)berechnen Vt
  (umgangssprachlich)nehmen Vt
 The lawyer charges a hundred pounds an hour.
chastise [sb] for [sth] vtr + prep (reprimand [sb])schimpfen Vt
  (informell)runtermachen Partv tr, sepa
  (Slang)zur Sau machen Rdw
 The headteacher chastised her for her rudeness.
chastise [sb] for doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (reprimand [sb] for doing [sth])zurechtweisen Partv tr, sepa
  bloßstellen Partv tr, sepa
  tadeln Vt
 The boss chastised me for speaking out.
chide [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (tell off, reprimand) (umgangssprachlich)anmotzen Partv tr, sepa
  (informell)runtermachen Partv tr, sepa
  zurechtweisen Partv tr, sepa
 The teacher chided the students for disrupting the class.
cite [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." usu passive (military: mention honourably)auszeichnen Partv tr, fix
  ehren Vt
  anerkennen Partv tr, fix
 He was cited for bravery in battle.
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.
commend [sb] for [sth] vtr + prep (praise [sb] for [sth])loben Vt
  sehr zufrieden sein Rdw
  beglückwünschen Vt
 Judges commended her for her poise and coordination.
commend [sth] for [sth] vtr + prep (praise [sth] for its qualities)begeistert sein Adj + Vt
  empfehlen Vt
  loben Vt
 The architect commended the new building for its design aesthetic.
compensate for doing [sth] vi + prep (make amends)Abbitte leisten Nf + Vt
  wiedergutmachen Partv tr, sepa
 He booked a table at her favourite restaurant to compensate for forgetting their wedding anniversary.
compensate for [sth] vi + prep (counterbalance)entschädigen Vt
  wettmachen Partv tr, sepa
 Vanessa's talent in art compensates for her poor math skills.
compensate [sb] for [sth] vtr + prep (reimburse [sb] for [sth])entschädigen Vt
  ausgleichen Partv tr, sepa
  kompensieren Vt
 The company will compensate you for business expenses.
compensate [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (reimburse)entschädigen Vt
  ausgleichen Partv tr, sepa
  kompensieren Vt
 Will I be compensated for my loss of earnings?
complicate [sth] for [sb] vtr + prep (make [sth] more complex, difficult for [sb])noch schwieriger machen Rdw
  verschlechtern Vt
  verschlimmern Vt
 The snow is going to complicate deliveries for the milkman. His long explanation only served to complicate the question for us.
condemn [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (morally disapprove of)verabscheuen Vt
  verachten Vt
  hassen Vt
 The school condemned Lisa for her promiscuity.
condemn for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." often passive (building: declare unfit)als unbewohnbar einstufen Rdw
  für den Abriss freigeben Rdw
  als abbruchreif erklären Rdw
 The building was condemned by the local authority.
contend for,
contend for [sth]
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(compete, vie)kämpfen Vr
  wetteifern Partv i, fix
  (formell)ringen Vi
cover up for [sth/sb] vi phrasal + prep (hide [sb]'s guilt)vertuschen, verschleiern Vt
  geheimhalten Partv tr, sepa
  verbergen Vt
 Her co-workers tried to cover up for her many mistakes.
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.
curtains (for [sb]) nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative, informal (death, disastrous end)Übersetzung nicht verfügbar
dependent on [sb] (for [sth]) adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (rely on [sb](verlassen auf)abhängig Adj
 Elderly people are often dependent on their children.
deputize for [sb],
UK: also deputise
vi + prep
(act for [sb])vertreten Vt
  aushelfen Partv i, sepa
  einspringen Partv i, sepa
 Ursula will deputize for her boss while he is away.
deride [sb] for [sth] vtr + prep (ridicule [sb] for [sth])auslachen Partv tr, sepa
  verspotten Vt
  (altmodisch)verhöhnen Vt
 Charles Darwin was derided by 19th century clerics for his theory of evolution.
design [sth] for [sth] or [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (intend for)für etw gedacht Präp + V Part Perf
  für etw gemacht Präp + V Part Perf
 They make films designed for the domestic market.
destine [sth] for [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (intend, assign)auswählen Partv tr, sepa
  bestimmen Vt
  vorsehen Partv tr, sepa
destine [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (intend, assign)bestimmen Vt
  zuordnen Partv tr, sepa
  festlegen Partv tr, sepa
discipline [sb],
discipline [sb] for [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(employee: reprimand)ermahnen Partv tr, fix
  verwarnen Partv tr, fix
  (altmodisch)rügen, tadeln Vt
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) [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (owed or in need of [sth])brauchen Vt
  reif für etwas Adv
 I'm due for a vacation!
 Ich brauche Urlaub.
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.
dying for [sth] adj + prep figurative, informal (wanting strongly)etw unbedingt wollen Rdw
  etw nicht abwarten können Rdw
 She was dying for a cigarette but didn't want to go outside.
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.
earmark [sth] for [sb] vtr + prep (set aside for a purpose)zurückstellen Partv tr, sepa
  zurücklegen Partv tr, sepa
  reservieren Vt
earmark [sth] for [sth] vtr + prep (set aside for a purpose)zur Seite legen Rdw
  für später zur Seite stellen Rdw
  vormerken Partv tr, fix (reflexiv)
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.
famous for [sth] adj + prep (well known for [sth])berühmt Adj
  bekannt Adj
 Hollywood is famous for its movie studios. Roger Bannister is famous for being the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.
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.
ferret for [sth],
ferret around,
ferret around for [sth]
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
informal (search)mit einem Frettchen auf die Jagd gehen Rdw
  (fachspezifisch)frettieren Vi
fight (for [sth]) viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (struggle, defend oneself)kämpfen Vi
  bemühen Vr
 You have to fight for your rights.
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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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