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Dictionary > über (sep)s

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  • überwerfen
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to throw over, to put on
    (ONLY in the sense of throwing a blanket over yourself or putting a sweater over your shoulder. If you do it to yourself, it's going to be reflexive - "sich+Dat etwas+Acc überwerfen".)
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  • überbelichten
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to overexpose
    (ONLY in the sense of photography.)
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    Opposite: unterbelichten
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  • überbewerten
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to overvalue
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    Opposite: unterbewerten
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  • übergehen (in)
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to become, to turn into, to transition (in)to
    (A slow, gradual transition. )
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    2.
    to transition to, to switch to
    ("übergehen zu"... ONLY in the sense of switching activities or how you do something.)
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  • übergreifen
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to spill over, to spread to, to reach across
    („übergreifen auf+Acc“ – Mainly for „spreading“ threats. Think for instance of a house fire jumping over to the neighboring building. The word "übergreifend" is also used in the context of cross discipline.)
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    2.
    to cross one’s hands
    (When playing piano.)
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  • überhaben
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to be fed up with
    (The thing you've had enough of is the direct object. Doesn't sound very annoyed and rather really "full". Think of eating really nice pasta and then having it for five days in a row.)
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  • überkochen
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to boil over
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  • überkriegen
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to get fed up with
    (Very colloquial and only in the context of food or maybe some content. It describes the process of becoming fed up with. The result of it is "überhaben".)
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  • überlaufen (zu)
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to overflow
    (For liquid running over the edges of a container. Think of a bathtub.)
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    2.
    to defect to the enemy
    ("überlaufen zu" - A soldier or spy changing allegiance. )
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  • überlegen
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to lay over
    (Rarely used in this sense, and mainly in the the context of casually putting a blanket over oneself, at a camp fire for instance - "sich+Dat etwas überlegen")
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  • überleiten
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to transition
    (only in texts, if for things and people you'd say "übergehen")
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  • überlisten
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to outwit, to dupe, to trick
    (The focus here is on being sneaky and smarter than the other person. The base is the noun "die List", which is a "clever scheme".)
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  • übersetzen (über)
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to set across
    (ONLY for rivers and lakes, and some niches like switching fingers on a piano.)
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  • überstehen
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to protrude
    (Pretty much only used in context of construction or carpentry. Not in a figurative sense.)
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  • überstrapazieren
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to overstrain, to overwork, to wear out
    (The core idea is to continuously ask "too much" of something or someone)
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  • überziehen
    (über (sep))
    1.
    to put on something extra
    ("sich+Dat etwas überziehen" - in the sense of putting on extra clothes. )
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