gegen den Wind segeln translation English | German-English dictionary

gegen den Wind segeln exp.
to sail into the wind ; to swim against the stream ; to run against the wind
[Lit.]

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exp.
to sail against {or} into the wind
exp.
to tack
[Naut.]
exp.
you can smell {or} tell that a mile off {or} away
exp.
to sail with the wind (behind one)
[Lit.]
exp.
out of time (with the music)
exp.
to brush the wrong way
[Lit.]
exp.
it goes against the grain
exp.
nobody is immortal
exp.
the ball banged {or} slammed against the post
exp.
to waste one's breath
exp.
to have a tail {or} following wind
exp.
to turn a deaf ear to sth ; to throw {or} cast sth to the winds
exp.
to take the wind out of sb's sails
[Fig.]
exp.
to know how to bend with the wind
[Fig.]
exp.
to go for a sail
exp.
under full sail {or} canvas ; with gusto
exp.
to sail in a regatta
exp.
to sail a course
exp.
to flop in an exam ; to fail an exam
exp.
to sail under false colours {or} colors
[Lit.];[Fig.]
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gegen  

ge•gen      prep   +acc  
a    (=wider)   against  
X gegen Y        (Sport, Jur)   X versus Y  
für oder gegen      for or against  
gegen seinen Befehl      contrary to or against his orders  
haben Sie ein Mittel gegen Schnupfen?      do you have anything for colds?  
etwas/nichts gegen jdn/etw haben      to have something/nothing against sb/sth  
gegen etw sein      to be against sth, to be opposed to sth  
10 gegen 1 wetten      to bet 10 to 1  
b    (=in Richtung auf)   towards, toward   (US)     
(=nach)  
to  
(=an)  
against  
gegen einen Baum rennen/prallen      to run/crash into a tree  
er pochte gegen das Tor      he hammered on the gate  
etw gegen das Licht halten      to hold sth to or against the light  
gegen Osten etc fahren      to travel eastwards   (Brit)  or eastward   (US)  etc, to travel to(wards) the east etc  
es wird gegen Abend kühler      it grows cooler toward(s) evening  
c    (=ungefähr)   round about, around  
(=nicht mehr als)  
getting on for  
(=nicht später als)  
towards  
gegen 5 Uhr      around 5 o'clock  
d    (=gegenüber)   towards, to  
sie ist immer fair gegen mich gewesen      she's always been fair to me  
e    (=im Austausch für)   for  
gegen bar      for cash  
gegen Bezahlung/Quittung      against payment/a receipt  
f    (=verglichen mit)   compared with, in comparison with
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