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on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (running, not switched off)an Präp
  am Laufen Präp + Nn
 The computer's already on.
 Der Computer ist schon an.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (atop)auf Präp
 Your book's on the table.
 Dein Buch ist auf dem Tisch.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (on the surface)an Präp
 The picture's on the wall.
 Das Bild ist an der Wand.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in the vicinity)am Präp
 They bought a house on a lake.
 Sie kauften ein Haus am See.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (part of)im Präp
 He's been on the football team for several years.
 Sie ist seit ein paar Jahren im Fußballteam.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (according to) (basierend)auf Präp
 We'll continue on that basis.
 Auf dieser Basis fahren wir fort.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (purpose)aufgrund Präp
 He's here on business.
 Sie ist hier aufgrund ihrer Arbeit.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (means)mit Präp
  (Fuß)zu Präp
 His car runs on diesel. Did you come here on foot?
 Sein Auto fährt mit Diesel.
 Bist du bis hierher zu Fuß gelaufen?
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (into position)drauf Adv
 Put the lid on and boil for five minutes.
 Mache den Deckel drauf und koche es für fünf Minuten.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (condition) (Zustand)in Präp
 The house is on fire.
 Das Haus steht in Flammen.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time, occasion) (bestimmter Tag)am Präp
  an Präp
 I always go jogging on Sundays. Let's go to the cinema on Tuesday.
 
Zusätzliche Übersetzungen
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on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (occurring)stattfinden Vi, sepa
Anmerkung: in Bezug auf stattfinden
 The film festival is on all week.
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (broadcasting) (umgangssprachlich)gerade kommen, gerade laufen Adv + Vi
 Your favourite programme is on.
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (performing)auf der Bühne Rdw
 I always get stage fright, but I'm OK once I'm on.
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (planned) (Slang)steigen Vi
  stattfinden Vi, sepa
 Is the party still on for tonight?
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (baseball: on base) (Baseball)auf der Base Rdw
 They have three men on.
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK (acceptable) (umganssprachlich)angehen Vi, sepa
  akzeptabel Adj
 His behaviour is just not on.
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal, figurative (due onstage)dran Adv
 Theresa's on in two minutes! Where did she go?
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (situated atop)drauf Adv
 Are you on? Can I start pedalling?
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (onto position, cooking)auf den Herd Rdw
 I'll put the potatoes on.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (covering, wrapping)an Adv
Anmerkung: im Bezug auf Verben wie anhaben
 Fred has his coat on already.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (tightly attached)richtig Adj
 Make sure the cap is on properly.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (towards a place, object)weiter Adv
 They walked further on down the road.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (onward) (weitermachen)an Part
Anmerkung: im Bezug auf Verben wie anfeuern
 The crowd urged her on.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (continuously)weiter Adv
 Carry on with what you were doing.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (into operation)an Adv
Anmerkung: im Bezug auf Verben wie anschalten
 Could you turn the radio on?
on nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (button) (Schalter)an Adj
  (informell)An-Knopf Nm
 Press "on".
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (suspended from)von Präp
 Her coat is on the hook.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (supported by)auf Präp
 Lie on your stomach.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (covering, wrapping)auf Präp
 You should put a bandage on that wound.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (carrying, with you)dabei Adv
 Have you got any cash on you?
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (about)über Präp
 I'm looking for a book on orchids.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (basis)auf Präp
 The film is based on an 18th century novel. She depends on the dictionary to do her homework.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in the direction of)auf Präp
 She shone the light on the intruder.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (vehicles) (Transport)im Präp
 We can eat our sandwiches on the train.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (membership) (Mitgliedschaft)bei Präp
 My Mum served on a jury for a murder trial.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (media) (Medium, Kanal)auf Präp
 What's on Channel 4 tonight?
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (journey) (Reise)auf Präp
 Where are you on your way to?
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (added to) (pro)zu Präp
 You can insure it for only pennies on the pound.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." informal (liability: down to) (Verantwortung)an Präp
 It's always on me to sort out these problems.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (destination) (Ziel)auf Präp
 The police closed in on him.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (object)um Präp
  nach Präp
 They've always looked on me with kindness.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (reference)zu Präp
  bezüglich Adv
 What are your thoughts on global warming?
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (at the time of)bei Präp
  beim Präp
  zum Zeitpunkt Präp + Nm
 They started to get lost on entering the city.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (diet, medicine) (Kur, Medizin)auf Präp
 She's on antibiotics.
on 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 detriment of) (Abstand)zu Präp
 They have a three-mile lead on us.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (via the medium of) (Medien)im Präp
 They saw it on TV.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (about: a subject) (ein Thema)über Präp
 This presentation is on the French Revolution and changes in society thereafter.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." informal (taking: drugs) (ugs)drauf Adv
  auf Drogen Präp + Nf
 Mitch seemed agitated and strange all evening, as if he were on something.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." informal (paid by)auf jmd gehen Rdw
 Dinner's on me tonight! You paid last time we went out.
be on to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have a promising idea)eine Idee haben VP
be on to [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (about [sb]'s secret)Bescheid wissen über jemanden VP
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act on [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] (respond)auf etwas reagieren Rdw
  auf etwas antworten Rdw
 Olga acted on the email she received.
 Olga reagierte auf die E-Mail die sie bekommen hatte.
act on [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] (have effect)eine Reaktion auf etwas zeigen Rdw
  auf etwas reagieren Rdw
 The engraving was the result of the acid acting on the metal.
 Die Gravur war das Ergebnis der Säure, die eine Reaktion auf dem Metall zeigte.
add [sth] on,
add on [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(charge [sth] in addition) (umgangssprachlich)draufschlagen Vt, sepa
  zusätzlich in Rechnung stellen Rdw
Anmerkung: A hyphen is used when the term is or modifies a noun
 Restaurants add on sales tax after the bill is calculated.
add [sth] onto [sth],
add on [sth] to [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(charge in addition)etw auf etw aufschlagen Präp + Vt, sepa
  (umgangssprachlich)etw auf etw draufschlagen Präp + Vt, sepa
  etw zusätzlich in Rechnung stellen Rdw
 This restaurant automatically adds a service charge onto the bill.
add on [sth],
add [sth] on
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(append [sth])etwas anhängen Vt, sepa
  etwas als Anhang hinzufügen Rdw
  etwas als Anhang beifügen Rdw
 Before sending the email, Irene added on a document.
add [sth] onto [sth],
add on [sth] to [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(append)etw an etw anfügen Präp + Vt, sepa
  etw zu etw hinzufügen Präp + Vt, sepa
  (v. a. Buch, Schriftstück)etw an etw anhängen Präp + Vt, sepa
add-on nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (optional extra feature)zusätzliche Funktion, weitere Funktion Adj + Nf
  (Anglizismus)Add On Nn
 The software has lots of add-ons.
add-on nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (additional charge)zusätzliche Kosten, weitere Kosten Adj + Npl
 The bill includes add-ons.
add-on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (feature: optional, extra)zusätzlich, weitere Adj
  optional Adj
 The program provides many add-on features.
advise [sb] on [sth] vtr + prep (counsel [sb] on [sth])jemanden bei etwas beraten Präp + Vt
  jemanden für etwas Rat geben VP
 He was hired to advise the Queen on matters of state.
 Er wurde angestellt, um die Queen in Staatsangelegenheiten zu beraten.
afoot (mainly US),
on foot
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(walking, on foot)zu Fuß Präp + Nm
  gehend V Part Präs
 It sometimes takes longer to drive than to get to work on foot.
agree with [sb] about/on [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have same opinion about)sich mit jemandem auf etwas einigen einigen VP
  mit jemandem zu einer Übereinstimmung kommen VP
 We all agreed with Jack about the colour of the new chairs.
 Wie haben uns alle mit Jack auf die Farbe der neuen Stühle geeinigt.
agree on [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] (decide mutually)in etwas übereinstimmen Präp + Vi, sepa
  sich auf etwas einigen Rdw
  (liter)eine Übereinkunft treffen Rdw
 We can't seem to agree on our political views at all.
always on the move adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (never still)immer in Bewegung Rdw
  niemals stillstehen Adv + Vi, sepa
 Sheila is always on the move and never has the time to sit down for a chat.
always on the move adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (travelling a lot)viel reisen Adv + Vi
  viel unterwegs sein Rdw
  immer wo anders sein Rdw
 Barry is always on move because he has to go on a lot of business trips.
and so on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (et cetera)und so weiter Rdw
  (Abkürzung)etc Rdw
  et cetera Rdw
 Victims of the disaster urgently need drinking water, food, medical supplies, and so on.
 Die Opfer der Katastrophe brauchen Trinkwasser, Lebensmittel, medizinische Versorgung und so weiter.
and so on and so forth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (et cetera)und so weiter Rdw
  (Abkürzung)etc Rdw
  et cetera Rdw
 First we preheat the oven, and then we measure the ingredients; mix the eggs with the sugar, and so on and so forth.
animadvert on [sth/sb] vi + prep formal (criticize) (ugs)an etwas herummeckern Rdw
  kritisieren Vt
  Kritik üben Nf + Vt
 The author animadverted on his rival's work.
applique [sth] on [sth],
applique [sth] to [sth],
appliqué
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
French (decorative patch: sew on to [sth](Textilwesen)etw auf etw applizieren Präp + Vt
  (Textilwesen)etw applizieren Vt
attend on [sb] vi + prep UK (serve)sich um jmd kümmern Präp + Vr
  jemanden versorgen Vt
 There were several staff to attend on the guests.
authoritative on [sth],
authoritative about [sth]
adj + prep
(knowledgeable about)versiert Adj
  belesen Adj
 My history teacher is particularly authoritative on the Tudor period.
authority on [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (authoritative publication)die Quelle Best Art, f + Nf
  das Buch Best Art, n + Nn
 The famous astronomer's book is considered to be the authority on black holes.
back [sth],
back on to [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(form background of)hinter etw liegen Präp + Vi
 The field is backed by a row of trees.
backtrack on [sth] vi + prep figurative (change your opinion about [sth])seine Meinung ändern Rdw
bail out on [sb],
UK: bale out on [sb]
vi phrasal + prep
informal, figurative (abandon: [sb])hängen lassen Vi + Hv
  im Stich lassen Rdw
 James bailed out on Chris and left him to do all the work on his own.
balance [sth],
balance [sth] on [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(place precariously)etwas balancieren Vt
  etwas auf etwas balancieren Präp + Vt
 The hiker balanced his water bottle on a rock.
 Der Wanderer balancierte seine Wasserflasche auf einem Stein.
bang on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK, slang (on target, exact)auf den Punkt Rdw
  genau Adj
  exakt Adj
 It was a tricky question, but I thought his answer was bang on.
bang on vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." UK, informal (talk insistently about [sth])etwas ausführlich erzählen Adv + Vt
 The lecturer kept banging on even though most of the students weren't listening.
bang on about [sth] vi phrasal + prep UK, informal (talk insistently about [sth])etwas ausführlich erzählen Adv + Vt
  kein Ende finden Rdw
  (übertragen, informell)etwas totreden Vt, sepa
 Tanya is always banging on about how awful her boss is.
bank on [sth/sb],
bank upon [sth/sb]
vi + prep
figurative (rely, bet)sich auf etwas/jemanden verlassen Präp + Vr
  auf jemanden/etwas vertrauen Präp + Vt
  (übertragen)auf jemanden/etwas bauen Präp + Vt
 I'm banking on the stock market recovering; otherwise I won't have enough retirement funds.
barge in on [sth] vi phrasal + prep informal (interrupt [sth](übertragen)bei etwas dazwischenfunken Präp + Vi, sepa
  etwas unterbrechen Vt, fix
 It was rude of you to barge in on their family reunion.
barge in on [sb] vi phrasal + prep informal (interrupt [sb](übertragen)jmdn überfallen Vt, fix
 She barged in on me while I was getting dressed!
barge in on [sth] vi phrasal + prep informal, figurative (conversation: interrupt)einmischen Vr, sepa
 What makes you think you can just barge in on someone else's conversation?
base [sth] on [sth],
base [sth] upon [sth]
vtr + prep
often passive (use as evidence)etwas auf etwas basieren Präp + Vt
  etwas für etwas als Grundlage nehmen VP
  etwas auf etwas stützen Präp + Vt
Anmerkung: "Base on" is more common than "base upon." These expressions are often used in the passive voice--e.g., "My opinion is based on facts, not rumor."
 She based her conclusion on close examination of the evidence.
 Sie basierte ihre Schlussfolgerung auf einer genauen Prüfung der Beweise.
base [sth] on [sth],
base [sth] upon [sth]
vtr + prep
(adapt from)etwas auf etwas basieren Präp + Vt
  etwas für etwas als Grundlage nehmen VP
  etwas für etwas als Vorbild nehmen VP
Anmerkung: "Base on" is more common than "base upon." These expressions are often used in the passive voice--e.g., "The movie is based on a true story."
 They will base the film on a short story written by Mark Twain.
 Der Film wird auf einer Kurzgeschichte von Mark Twain basieren.
be based on [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be founded on [sth])auf etw basieren Präp + Vt
  auf etwas basieren Präp + Vi
  an etwas angelehnt sein Rdw
 His political ideas are based on his conservative beliefs.Ideally, your decision should be based upon sound reasoning.
be based on [sth],
be based upon [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(be adapted from [sth])auf etw beruhen Präp + Vt
  auf etw basieren Präp + Vt
 Many movies are based on true stories. The play is based on the novel of the same name.
based on [sth],
based upon [sth]
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(founded on)auf etwas begründet Präp + V Part Perf
 Some countries have laws based upon state religions.
batten on [sth],
batten upon [sth]
vi + prep
rare (grow fat on) (informell)fett werden Adj + Vi
 The sheep are battening well on the rich grass in the meadow.
batten on [sth],
batten upon [sth]
vi + prep
(feed greedily on) (ugs)sich über etwas hermachen Präp + Vr, sepa
  (informell)etwas in sich reinstopfen Präp + Vt, sepa
 The revellers sat down at the table and battened upon the food.
bear down on [sth/sb] vi phrasal + prep (push, press on)etwas runterdrücken Vt, sepa
 Bear down on the pen to make clear carbon copies.
bear down on [sb] vi phrasal + prep figurative (weigh heavily upon)auf jemandem lasten Präp + Vi
  jemanden bedrücken Vt
 The weight of Emma's financial worries were bearing down on her.
bear down on [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] UK (rush towards)auf jemanden zukommen Präp + Vi, sepa
  auf jemanden zustürzen Präp + Vi, sepa
 The truck came bearing down on the brothers as they were crossing the street.
bear down on [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] (approach threateningly)zu Leibe rücken Rdw
  bedrohen Vt
 The man was bearing down on Jim along the path.
bear on [sth],
bear upon [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]
formal (be relevant to)um etwas gehen VP
  mit etwas zu tun haben VP
  sich auf etwas beziehen VP
on behalf of [sb/sth],
on [sb/sth]'s behalf,
also US: in behalf of [sb/sth],
in [sb/sth]'s behalf
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(in place of [sb])für jemanden Präp
  im Namen von jemandem Rdw
  zugunsten von jemandem Präp + Präp
Anmerkung: "On behalf of, on sb/sth's behalf" is currently much more common than "in behalf of, in sb/sth's behalf."
 I'm phoning on behalf of my daughter, who has lost her voice. The millionaire sent somebody to bid on the painting on his behalf.
bent on [sth] adj + prep (be determined)entschlossen Adj
  bereit für Adj + Präp
 The victim's father is bent on revenge.
be bent on [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be determined about [sth])entschlossen sein für etwas VP
bent on doing [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (be determined to do [sth])entschlossen sein etwas zu tun VP
  entschieden sein etwas zu tun VP
 That cousin of yours is bent on doing as much damage as he can.
bestow [sth] on [sb],
bestow [sth] upon [sb]
vtr + prep
formal (present, give [sb]: an award, gift)jemandem etwas verleihen Vt
  jemandem etwas geben Vt
 The head of the Board of Education bestowed the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award on Mrs. Hall. The king bestowed knighthoods on his most loyal subjects.
 Der Vorsitzende des Bildungsausschusses verlieh Frau Hall die Hervorrganster Lehrer des Jahres Ausszeichnung.
 Der König gab seinen treuesten Untertanen die Ritterwürde.
bet on [sth] vi + prep (place a wager on)auf etwas wetten Präp + Vi
  auf etwas setzen Präp + Vi
  auf etwas tippen Präp + Vi
bet on [sth] vi + prep figurative (be totally confident of)auf etwas wetten Präp + Vi
  sich bei etwas sehr sicher sein VP
bid on [sth] vi + prep (make an offer to buy [sth])ein Angebot für etwas machen VP
  für etwas bieten Präp + Vi
 Sheila bid on a vase at an auction.
binge on [sth] vi + prep (eat [sth] to excess) (ugs)sich an etwas überfressen Präp + Vr, fix
  mehr als genug von etwas essen VP
  (ugs)sich mit etwas vollstopfen Präp + Vr, sepa
 When I'm feeling down, I binge on chocolate.
 Wenn ich schlecht drauf bin, überfresse ich mich an Schokolade.
binge on [sth] vi + prep (indulge in [sth] excessively) (ugs)etwas bis zum geht nicht mehr auskosten VP
  etwas verschlingen Vt
blame [sth] on [sb/sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (attribute: [sth] bad)jemandem etwas zuschreiben Vt, sepa
 He blamed his lack of concentration on having slept badly that night.
 Er schrieb seine mangelnde Konzentration seinem Schlafmangel zu.
blazon [sth] on [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (display proudly or defiantly)mit Stolz tragen Rdw
  zur Schau stellen Rdw
  mitteilen Vt, sepa
blow [sth] on [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (squander money)etwas für etwas verpulvern Präp + Vt
  etwas für etwas verballern Präp + Vt
  etwas für etwas verbraten Präp + Vt
 Sophie blew all her wages on a new dress.
bludge on [sb] vi + prep informal, AU (live at [sb] else's expense) (übertragen)jemandem auf der Tasche liegen Rdw
 When are you going to get a job and stop bludging on your parents?
bolt-on nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (optional extra)Zusatz Nm
  Extra Nn
  Zusatzoption Nf
  Option Nf
bolt-on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (optional, extra)optional Adj
  wahlweise Adj
  zusätzlich Adj
  noch dazu Adv + Adv
bolt-on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (fastens with bolt)festgeschraubt V Part Perf
  angeschraubt V Part Perf
boomerang on [sb] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." US, figurative (backfire on)nach hinten losgehen Rdw
  schiefgehen, schieflaufen Vi, sepa
  (gehoben)misslingen Vi
 Jessica made one silly mistake and her plan boomeranged on her.
border on 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] (be adjacent to, share a border with)angrenzen Vi, sepa
  nebenan liegen Adv + Vi
 Our house borders on conservation land that no one can build on.
border on 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 (be almost) (übertragen)an etw grenzen Vi, sepa
 His bizarre behavior borders on the insane.
a brake on [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] that slows progress) (übertragen)Bremse für etw Nf + Präp
 Opposition to the minister's bill from his own party was a brake on his plans.
 Widerspruch gegen den Gesetzentwurf des Ministers aus seiner eigenen Partei war eine Bremse für seine Pläne.
brief [sb] on [sth],
brief [sb] about [sth]
vtr + prep
(apprise of)jemanden über etwas informieren Präp + Vt
  jemandem etwas über etwas berichten Präp + Vt
  jemandem etwas mitteilen Vt, sepa
  jemanden über etwas unterrichten Präp + Vt, fix
 The chief briefed his agents on the recent developments of the case.
 Der Boss informierte seine Agenten über die Entwicklung des Vorfalls.
Bring it on! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (eagerness)Los geht's Int
  Leg los Int
Bring it on! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (challenge to fight)Versuch's doch! Int
  Mach doch! Int
 If you think you can do better, bring it on!
 Wenn du denkst, dass du es besser machen kannst, versuch's doch!
bring [sth] on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (prompt, cause)etwas hervorrufen Vt, sepa
  etwas auslösen Vt, sepa
  etwas verursachen Vt
 His allergies brought on the asthma attack.
 Seine Allergien riefen den Asthmaanfall hervor.
bring [sb/sth] on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (performer, act: send on stage)etwas/jemanden auf die Bühne holen Rdw
 It was time to bring on the next act.
 Es war Zeit, den nächste Nummer auf die Bühne zu holen.
browse on [sth] vi + prep (animals: feed on [sth])etwas fressen Vt
 The herd of goats browsed on grass and twigs in the pasture.
brush [sth] on [sth],
brush [sth] onto [sth]
vtr + prep
(paint, etc.: apply)etwas auf etwas auftragen Präp + Vt, sepa
  etwas auf etwas streichen Präp + Vt
 The carpenter brushed more paint onto the table.
 Der Tischler strich mehr Farbe auf den Tisch.
brush up on [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 (refresh knowledge of [sth])auffrischen Vt, sepa
  sich etwas ins Gedächtnis rufen Rdw
 Janice joined the course to brush up on her maths skills.
build on [sth],
build upon [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 (develop further)auf etwas aufbauen Präp + Vt, sepa
  etwas ausbauen Vt, sepa
  etwas weiterentwickeln Vt, sepa
 The beginners' course will give you a good base which you can build on.
 Der Anfängerkurs gibt dir eine gute Grundlage, auf der du aufbauen kannst.
build [sth] on [sth] vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (base on)auf etwas bauen Präp + Vt
  auf etwas platzieren Präp + Vt
 The artist built the house on a hill overlooking the bay.
by foot,
on foot
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(on foot, walking)zu Fuß Präp + Nm
 Most people drove but a few arrived by foot.
calculate on [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] (expect, intend for [sth])mit etwas rechnen Rdw
  auf etwas vertrauen Rdw
  (gehoben)einkalkulieren Vt, sepa
 We're calculating on your being here for dinner.
call in on [sb] vi phrasal + prep UK (visit)zu jmd zu Besuch kommen VP
  (gehoben)jmd einen Besuch abstatten VP
  (informell)bei jmd vorbeikommen Präp + Vi, sepa
call on [sb] for [sth],
call upon
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]
(seek help)jemanden um Hilfe bitten VP
  jemanden nach Hilfe fragen VP
 John called on his friends for support.
 John bat seine Freunde um Hilfe.
call on [sb],
call upon
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]
(turn to [sb] for help)jemanden nach Hilfe fragen VP
  jemanden um Hilfe bitten VP
 When you need help, then who can you call upon if not your friends?
 Wenn du Hilfe brauchst, wen kannst du dann danach fragen, wenn nicht deine Freunde?
call on [sb] to do [sth],
call upon
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]
(request that [sb] do [sth])jemanden um etwas bitten Rdw
call on [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] (visit [sb])jemanden besuchen Vt
  jemandem einen Besuch abstatten Rdw
 John called on Mary while she was in the hospital.
 John besuchte Mary während sie im Krankenhaus war.
call [sb] out on [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (challenge: on [sth] said, done)jemanden in etwas herausfordern Präp + Vt, sepa
capitalize on [sth],
also UK: capitalise on [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 (make the most of)das Beste aus etwas herausholen Rdw
carry on vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (continue doing [sth])weitermachen Vi, sepa
  fortführen Vt, sepa
  fortsetzen Vt, sepa
Anmerkung: hyphen used when term is a noun or an adj
 She carried on as if nothing had happened.
 Sie machte weiter als wäre nichts passiert.
carry on with [sth] vi phrasal + prep (continue [sth])mit etwas weitermachen Präp + Vi, sepa
  etwas fortführen Vt, sepa
  etwas fortsetzen Vt, sepa
 The teacher told us to carry on with the exercise she had assigned while she prepared a test.
 Die Lehrerin sagte uns, wir sollten mit der Aufgabe, die sie aufgegeben hatte, weitermachen, während sie einen Test vorbereitete.
carry on vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (make a fuss)einen Aufstand machen Rdw
 At bedtime the spoiled child would carry on until his parents shouted, "Enough!"
 Zur Schlafenszeit machte das verwöhnte Kind einen Aufstand, bis seine Eltern "Genug!" riefen.
carry on [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] (continue doing)weitermachen Vt, sepa
  etwas fortführen Vt, sepa
  etwas fortsetzen Vt, sepa
carry on doing [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] (continue doing)mit etwas weitermachen Vt, sepa
  etwas fortführen Vt, sepa
  etwas fortsetzen Vt, sepa
carry [sth] on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (preserve, continue)etwas am Laufen halten Rdw
  etwas fortführen Vt, sepa
 His daughter plans to carry the business on just as it was before.
 Seine Tochter hat vor, das Unternehmen genau so am Laufen zu halten, wie es vorher war.
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.
carry-on nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (luggage)Handgepäck Nn
 I measured my carry-on to make sure it would fit in the overhead.
carry-on nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, informal (fuss)Aufstand Nm
  (übertragen)Wirbel Nm
  Aufsehen Nn
 His mother made such a carry-on about his going that he considered staying home.
carry-on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (luggage: small enough to carry on to plane, etc.)Hand- Präf
 We are only allowed one piece of carry-on luggage.
carry-on baggage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (air travel: hand luggage)Handgepäck Nn
 Now that airlines are charging passengers to check bags, there is more carry-on baggage.
cash in on [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 (profit)sich etwas zu Nutze machen Rdw
  Gewinn mit etwas machen Rdw
  Profit aus etwas schlagen Rdw
 The witness wrote a book about his experiences to cash in on his fame.
catch fire,
catch on fire,
also UK: catch light,
catch alight,
also US: take fire
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(ignite)Feuer fangen Nn + Vt
  anfangen zu brennen VP
  in Flammen aufgehen VP
 Gasoline can catch fire very easily. If you knock that candle onto the rug, it will catch on fire.
catch fire,
catch on fire
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (create enthusiasm) (übertragen)Feuer fangen Nn + Vt
catch on vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (person: understand)begreifen Vi
  verstehen Vi
 I told her that he'd poisoned his wife with arsenic, but she didn't catch on.
 Ich sagte ihr, dass er seine Frau mit Arsen vergiftet hatte, aber sie begriff nicht.
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on [ɒn; ən]
  • I präp
    • 1. meist auf (+dat oder +akk): siehe die mit
      on verbundenen Wörter

    • 2. Lage:
      a) (getragen von): auf (+dat), an (+dat), in (+dat):
      on board an Bord;
      on earth auf Erden;
      the scar on the face die Narbe im Gesicht;
      on foot zu Fuß;
      on all fours auf allen vieren;
      on the radio im Radio;
      have you a match on you? haben Sie ein Streichholz bei sich?

      b) (festgemacht oder unmittelbar) an (+dat): on the chain; on the Thames; on the wall
    • 3. Richtung, Ziel: auf (+akk) … (hin) (oder los), nach … (hin), an (+akk), zu:
      a blow on the chin ein Schlag ans Kinn;
      throw sb oder sth on the floor jemanden oder etwas zu Boden werfen

    • 4. fig
      a) Grund: auf … (hin): on his authority; on suspicion;
      levy a duty on silk einen Zoll auf Seide erheben;
      on his own theory nach seiner eigenen Theorie;
      on these conditions unter diesen Bedingungen

      b) Aufeinanderfolge: auf (+akk), über (+akk), nach:
      loss on loss Verlust auf oder über Verlust, ein Verlust nach dem andern

      c) gehörig zu, beschäftigt bei, an (+dat):
      on a committee zu einem Ausschuss gehörend;
      be on the Stock Exchange an der Börse (beschäftigt) sein

      d) Zustand: in, auf (+dat), zu:
      on duty im Dienst;
      on fire in Brand;
      on leave auf Urlaub;
      on sale verkäuflich

      e) gerichtet auf (+akk): an attack on;
      on business geschäftlich;
      a joke on me ein Spaß auf meine Kosten;
      shut (open) the door on sb jemandem die Tür verschließen (öffnen);
      have sth on sb sl etwas Belastendes über jemanden wissen;
      have nothing on sb sl jemandem nichts anhaben können, auch jemandem nichts voraushaben;
      this is on me umg das geht auf meine Rechnung;
      be on a pill eine Pille (ständig) nehmen

      f) Thema: über (+akk): agreement (lecture, opinion) on; talk on a subject
    • 5. Zeitpunkt: an (+dat): on Sunday; on the 1st of April;
      on or before April 1st bis zum 1. April;
      on his arrival bei oder (gleich) nach seiner Ankunft;
      on being asked als ich etc (danach) gefragt wurde;
      on entering beim Eintritt

  • II adv
    • 1. (auch in zssgn mit Verb) darauf (legen, schrauben etc)
    • 2. besonders Kleidung:
      a) an(-haben, -ziehen): have(put) a coat on
      b) auf: keep one’s hat on
    • 3. (auch in zssgn mit Verb) weiter(-gehen, -sprechen etc):
      and so on und so weiter;
      on and on immer weiter;
      on and off
      a) ab und zu,
      b) ab und an, mit Unterbrechungen;
      from that day on von dem Tage an;
      on with the show! weiter im Programm!;
      on to … auf (+akk) (hinauf oder hinaus)

  • III adj präd
    • 1.
      be on im Gange sein (Spiel etc), vor sich gehen; an sein (Licht, Radio, Wasser etc), an-, eingeschaltet sein, laufen; auf sein (Hahn);
      THEAT gegeben werden, laufen (Film), RADIO, TV gesendet werden; d(a)ran (an der Reihe) sein; aktiv (mit) dabei sein, mitmachen:
      what’s on? was ist los?;
      have you anything on tomorrow? haben Sie morgen etwas vor?;
      that’s not on! das ist nicht drin!;
      on-off TECH An - Aus

    • 2.
      be on to sl etwas spitzgekriegt haben, über jemanden od etwas im Bilde sein;
      he is always on at me er bearbeitet mich ständig (about wegen)

    • 3. sl beschwipst:
      be a bit on einen Schwips haben
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