jdn|sich unmöglich machen translation | German-English dictionary

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jdn/sich unmöglich machen exp.
to make sb/oneself look ridiculous ; to make sb look (like) a fool/to make a fool of oneself

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
to make sth impossible
to make it impossible for sb to do sth
to disgrace oneself socially
to make sb sexually dependent on one
to bend sb to one's will ; to force sb to do one's will ; to have one's way with sb
make an enemy of sb
make sb one's enemy
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   refl pron  
a      (acc, +infin, bei "man")    oneself  ,   (3. pers sing)    himself, herself, itself,   (Höflichkeitsform, sing)    yourself,   (Höflichkeitsform, pl)    yourselves,   (3. pers pl)    themselves
b      (dat, +infin, bei "man")    to oneself  ,   (3. pers sing)    to himself, to herself, to itself,   (Höflichkeitsform, sing)    to yourself,   (Höflichkeitsform, pl)    to yourselves,   (3. pers pl)    to themselves
sich die Haare waschen/färben etc      to wash/dye etc one's hair  
er hat sich das Bein gebrochen      he has broken his leg  
sie hat sich einen Pulli gekauft/gestrickt      she bought/knitted herself a pullover, she bought/knitted a pullover for herself  
wann hat sie sich das gekauft?      when did she buy that?  
c    acc, dat     (mit prep, +infin, bei "man")    one  ,   (3. pers sing)    him, her, it,   (Höflichkeitsform)    you,   (3. pers pl)    them
wenn man keinen Pass bei sich ($) hat      dat   if one hasn't a passport with one or him   (US)  , if you haven't got a passport with you  
nur an sich ($) denken      acc   to think only of oneself  
wenn er jemanden zu sich ($) einlädt      dat   if he invites somebody round to his place  
d    (=einander)   each other, one another  
sie schreiben sich schon viele Jahre      they have been writing to each other or to one another for many years  
e      (impers)    hier sitzt/singt es sich gut      it's good to sit/sing here  
diese Wolle strickt sich gut      this wool knits well  
dieses Auto fährt sich gut      this car drives well  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
"jdn|sich unmöglich machen": examples and translations in context
Ich wollte es nicht unmöglich machen. I didn't want to make it impossible for them.
Dies würde den gestrigen Unsinn unmöglich machen. That would prevent the nonsense that went on yesterday.
Falls das Orchester Gespräche unmöglich machen möchte, hat es großen Erfolg. If the orchestra is trying to make conversation difficult, they are successes.
Diese Art der Reizung kann eine Fortsetzung der Behandlung unmöglich machen... This type of irritation might mean you cannot continue treatment.
Gegenwärtig haben wir in Europa sehr komplizierte Vorschriften, die es den Universitäten unmöglich machen, ihre Möglichkeiten zu nutzen. In Europe, we at present have rules which are difficult to interpret and which mean that the universities cannot make the most of their opportunities.
Es würde eine normale, nachhaltige Produktion in Landwirtschaft und Gartenbau unmöglich machen. It would make normal sustainable production in farming and horticulture impossible.
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