Ablenkung translation | German-English dictionary

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Ablenkung

  
Ab•len•kung      f  
a    (=Ab-, Wegleitung)   deflection   (auch Phys)     
[+von Wellen, Licht]  
refraction
b    (=Zerstreuung)   diversion, distraction  
Ablenkung brauchen      to need something to take one's mind off things  
sich ($) Ablenkung verschaffen      dat   to provide oneself with a distraction, to provide oneself with something to take one's mind off things  
zur Ablenkung einen Spaziergang machen      to take one's mind off things by going for a walk  
c    (=Störung)   distraction
d    [+von Plan, jds Interesse]   diversion  
[+von Verdacht]  
aversion, averting
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
Ablenkung brauchen exp.
to need something to take one's mind off things

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to provide oneself with a distraction ; to provide oneself with something to take one's mind off things
exp.
to take one's mind off things by going for a walk
"Ablenkung": examples and translations in context
Die Beerdigung meines Großvaters ist keine Ablenkung. My grandfather's funeral is not a distraction.
Vielleicht müssen wir dann irgendeine Ablenkung inszenieren. Maybe we need to create some sort of distraction.
- Das Mädchen war die Ablenkung. - This girl was the diversion.
Spock, Sie und Chekov dienen als Ablenkung. Spock, you and Chekov create a diversion...
Ihre Antwort darauf war totale Ablenkung. Her answer to that was total deflection.
O.K., das war eine nette Ablenkung. Okay, that was a nice deflection.
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