German-English translation for "leiern"

"leiern" English translation

leiern
[ˈlaiərn]transitives Verb | transitive verb v/t <h> umgangssprachlich | familiar, informalumg

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  • winch
    leiern hochkurbeln, -winden
    leiern hochkurbeln, -winden
  • leiern umgangssprachlich | familiar, informalumg → see „Kreuz
    leiern umgangssprachlich | familiar, informalumg → see „Kreuz
examples
  • recite (etwas | somethingsth) monotonously, drone out
    leiern Gebet, Gedicht etc figurativ, in übertragenem Sinn | figurative(ly)fig
    leiern Gebet, Gedicht etc figurativ, in übertragenem Sinn | figurative(ly)fig
leiern
[ˈlaiərn]intransitives Verb | intransitive verb v/i umgangssprachlich | familiar, informalumg

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  • turn a crank (oder | orod handle, winch)
    leiern drehen umgangssprachlich | familiar, informalumg
    leiern drehen umgangssprachlich | familiar, informalumg
examples
  • an der Kurbel leiern
    to turn the crank (oder | orod handle)
    an der Kurbel leiern
  • drone
    leiern eintönig sprechen figurativ, in übertragenem Sinn | figurative(ly)fig
    leiern eintönig sprechen figurativ, in übertragenem Sinn | figurative(ly)fig
  • play the (oder | orod a) barrel organ
    leiern Drehorgel spielen
    leiern Drehorgel spielen
examples
She droned on for hours about her family history.
Sie leierte weiter für Stunden ihre Familiengeschichte herunter.
Source: Tatoeba
This is a refrain that recurs each time a new US administration takes office.
Diese alte Leier ist immer wieder zu hören, wenn eine neue US-Regierung ihr Amt antritt.
Source: News-Commentary
You're giving me the same old line.
Du bringst wieder dieselbe alte Leier.
Source: Tatoeba
Good old Europe; the symphony plays on, more out of tune than ever.
Liebes Europa, wir hören immer wieder dieselbe Leier, und es gibt immer mehr Mißklänge.
Source: Europarl
You're giving me the same old line.
Du erzählst mir dieselbe alte Leier.
Source: Tatoeba
The refrain is recurring with China today.
Heute hören wir die alte Leier in Bezug auf China.
Source: News-Commentary
It's the same old thing as during Ben Ali s dictatorship ’.
Es ist die gleiche alte Leier, wie während Ben Ali's Diktatur.
Source: GlobalVoices
It is time that we stopped harping on about the trans-European networks.
Mit der Leier der transeuropäischen Netze sollten wir endlich Schluß machen.
Source: Europarl
He advised him to take good wine, good beer, and good joints.
Der Blinde leierte sein Lied ab.
Source: Books
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