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Translation of "on" - English-German dictionary

on

preposition /on/
touching, fixed to, covering etc the upper or outer side of auf, in The book was lying on the table He was standing on the floor She wore a hat on her head. in or into (a vehicle, train etc) in We were sitting on the bus I got on the wrong bus. at or during a certain day, time etc an, bei on Monday On his arrival, he went straight to bed. about über a book on the theatre. in the state or process of in He’s on holiday. supported by auf She was standing on one leg. receiving, taking auf He is on drugs She is on a diet. taking part in in, an He is on the committee Which detective is working on this case? towards zu They marched on the town. near or beside an a shop on the main road. by means of auf, an He played a tune on the violin I spoke to him on the telephone. being carried by mit The thief had the stolen jewels on him. when (something is, or has been, done) als On investigation, there proved to be no need to panic. followed by auf disaster on disaster. oncoming adjective approaching heran-, entgegenkommend oncoming traffic. ongoing adjective continuing fortgesetzt an ongoing argument. onward(s) adverb moving forward (in place or time) vorwärts They marched onward(s). be on to (someone) to have discovered (a person’s) trick, secret etc im Bilde sein über The thieves realized that the police were on to them. on and on used with certain verbs to emphasize the length of an activity immer weiter She kept on and on asking questions. on time at the right time rechtzeitig He got here on time. on to / onto to a position on auf He lifted it onto the table.
(Definition of on from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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