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dabei sein  

da•bei sein      vi   irreg aux sein  
a    (=anwesend sein)   to be there (bei at)  
(=mitmachen)  
to be involved (bei in)  
ich bin dabei!      count me in!  
er war bei der Flugzeugentführung dabei      he was there when the plane was hijacked, he was there at the hijacking  
ein wenig Furcht ist immer dabei      I'm/you're etc always a bit scared  
er will überall dabei sein      he wants to be in on everything  
b    (=im Begriff sein)  
dabei sein, etw zu tun      to be just doing sth  
ich bin (gerade) dabei      I'm just doing it  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
voll dabei sein exp.
to be totally involved

Entry related to:voll

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to be just doing sth
exp.
I would like {or} have liked to have been there
exp.
I would prefer {or} have preferred to have been there
exp.
he wants to be in on everything
exp.
we were able to see everything live
exp.
to put one's heart and soul {or} one's whole heart into it
exp.
he could {or} might {or} may have been there
exp.
he couldn't {or} can't possibly have been there
exp.
nearby
exp.
I'm just doing it
ich bin gerade dabei
exp.
count me in!
exp.
I'm not changing my mind
exp.
to think nothing of it
exp.
the important thing here {or} about it is ...
exp.
the most difficult part of it
exp.
let's leave it at that!
exp.
so what? ; what of it?
exp.
is the solution given (there)?
exp.
they are doing some reafforesting/retimbering
exp.
the expenses arising from this/that
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'dabei sein' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
mitmachen ; dabei sein
exp.
dabei sein, etw zu tun
exp.
dabei sein, etw zu tun
exp.
fix dabei sein, etw zu tun
exp.
mitten dabei sein, etw zu tun
exp.
beim Abschuss dabei sein ; den Schlussakt miterleben
[Lit.]
exp.
(gerade) dabei sein, etw zu tun
exp.
beim Ende dabei sein
[Fig.]
exp.
bei etw mitmachen {oder} dabei sein

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