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ins Leere greifen exp.
to clutch at thin air

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
to stare/step into space
to come to nothing ; to get nowhere
to stare {or} gaze into space
to talk into a vacuum ; to talk to oneself
he stared vacantly into space
to grab the (steering) wheel from sb
put one's hand into sth ; reach into sth
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Lee•re      f   , -   no pl     (lit, fig)   emptiness  
(eine) geistige Leere      a mental vacuum  
(eine) gähnende Leere      a gaping or yawning void  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

leeren, leer, Leserei, Leer-

"ins Leere greifen": examples and translations in context
Und merke, dass ich ins Leere greife. But there is one thing I do know. I remember kissing you that first time.
Vorrichtung zum Greifen einer leeren Hülse oder einer vollen Spule. Device for gripping an empty tube or a full bobbin.
Soll das heißen, die Drohung an Käpt 'n Vane war hohl und leer und wir greifen nicht wie geplant an? Are you suggesting the threat we posed to Captain Vane is an empty one and we have no intent of following through?
Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 4, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß Einheiten (150) zum aufeinanderfolgenden Zuführen leerer Spannstücke zum Greifen von Ecken von Wäschestücken nahe der Stelle des Greifens des untersten Eckabschnitts des Wäschestücks zugestellt werden. Apparatus according to claim 4, characterized in that means (150), for successively feeding empty chucks for gripping corners of strips are supplied next to the position of gripping the lowermost corner portion of said strip.
Kino und... ins Leere starren. Going to the movies and... staring off into space.
Detroit? Die ganze Sache führt ins Leere. The whole thing doesn't track.
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