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Dictionary English German: [better]

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English German
superior {adj} [better]
seldomly {adv} [considered bad grammar, better: seldom]
quote [quote from a popular German TV sketch, used to express that everything was better in the past; literally: "There was more lametta (on the Christmas tree) in the old days."]Früher war mehr Lametta. [Loriot, aus „Weihnachten bei Hoppenstedts“; verallgemeinert verwendet im Sinne von „Früher war alles besser.“]
slightly {adv} [better, different, etc.]ein wenig [besser, anders etc.]
uptown {adj} [esp. Am.] [from the better part of town, fig. for: upper-class]aus besseren Kreisen [nachgestellt]
to scoop [coll.] [get the better of]
to top sb./sth. [be better]
jdn./etw. übertreffen
to rival sb. [get the better]
jdn. ausstechen
to improve [become better]sich verbessern
neol. schlimmbesserung [making sth. worse by trying to make it better]
Verschlimmbesserung {f} [ugs.]
games sports punter [coll.] [Br.] [better / bettor]
Wetter {m}
2 Words: Others
by default {adv} [in the absence of a better alternative]mangels Alternative
by default {adv} [in the absence of opposition or a better alternative]mangels Konkurrenz
Unverified Dutch oven [vulg.] [forcibly covering one's better half's head with the duvet after farting in bed][Situation, in der man den Kopf der besseren Hälfte mit der Bettdecke zwangsweise einhüllt, nachdem man im Bett gefurzt hat]
the ... the [e.g. the bigger the better]je ..., desto [z. B. je größer, desto besser]
the ... the [e.g. the bigger the better]je ..., je [z. B. je größer, je besser] [noch in „je länger, je lieber / mehr“, sonst veraltet] [je ..., desto / umso]
the ... the [e.g. the bigger the better]je ..., umso [z. B. je größer, umso besser]
the ... the [e.g. the bigger the better]umso ..., umso [z. B. umso größer, umso besser] [ugs.] [je ..., desto / umso]
2 Words: Verbs
to call for sth. [e.g. better compliance]etw. anmahnen [fordern] [z. B. bessere Befolgung]
to do better [only in progressive form: he/she/etc./the firm is doing better]bessergehen [nur unpersönlich: es geht mir/dir/usw./der Firma besser]
to get better [e.g. »It got better.«, »She's getting better.«, »The project gets better.«]aufwärts gehen [nur unpersönlich, z. B. »Es ging aufwärts.«, »Mit ihr geht es aufwärts.«, »Es geht aufwärts mit dem Projekt.«]
to put sth. before sth. [consider better, more important]etw.Akk. über etw.Akk. stellen [besser finden, wichtiger nehmen]
2 Words: Nouns
hist. Berlin Conference [1884, better known as "Congo Conference"]Berliner Konferenz {f} [1884, besser bekannt als "Kongokonferenz"]
3 Words: Others
a sight better {adj} {adv} [coll.] [regional] [considerably better]wesentlich besser
better and better {adj} {adv}immer besser
better and better {adv}besser und besser
by the day {adv} [+ comparative, e. g., better by the day]von Tag zu Tag [+ Komparativ, z. B., von Tag zu Tag besser]
faute de mieux {adv} [for lack of anything better]faute de mieux [geh.]
faute de mieux {adv} [for want of better]mangels Besserem [ugs.]
faute de mieux {adv} [for want of better]in Ermangelung eines Besseren
Maybe we'd better ... [= "we had better"]Vielleicht sollten wir lieber ...
3 Words: Verbs
to change one's ways [idiom] [for the better]umkehren [fig.] [die schlechten Angewohnheiten etc. aufgeben]
4 Words: Others
from tacky to classy [significant transformation for the better]von schäbig in hochklassig [signifikante Verwandlung zum Besseren]
4 Words: Verbs
bibl. to gird (up) his loins [=tuck cloak in belt to better run] [archaic]seine Lenden gürten
4 Words: Nouns
icing on the cake [idiom] [something extra that makes a good thing even better]Sahnehäubchen {n} [fig.]
MedTech. multidetector-row computed tomography <MDCT> [better: multidetector computed tomography]Multidetektor-Computertomographie {f} <MDCT>
5+ Words: Others
proverb Prevention is better than curing. [less frequent than: Prevention is better than cure.]Vorbeugen ist besser als Heilen.
Fiction (Literature and Film)
lit. F The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club [Charles Dickens] [better known as: The Pickwick Papers]Die Pickwickier
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