ACT


ACT
1. noun
1) (deed) Tat, die; (official action) Akt, der

an act of God — höhere Gewalt

Acts [of the Apostles] — (Bibl.) constr. as sing. Apostelgeschichte, die

2) (process)

be in the act of doing something — gerade dabei sein, etwas zu tun

he was caught in the act [of stealing] — er wurde [beim Stehlen] auf frischer Tat ertappt

3) (in a play) Akt, der; Aufzug, der (geh.)

a one-act play — ein Einakter

4) (theatre performance) Akt, der; Nummer, die

get in on the act — (fig. coll.) ins Geschäft einsteigen; mitmischen (ugs.)

he/she will be a hard act to follow — (fig.) das macht ihm/ihr so leicht keiner nach

get one's act together — (coll.) sich am Riemen reißen (ugs.)

5) (pretence) Theater, das; Schau, die (ugs.)

it's all an act with her — sie tut nur so

put on an act — (coll.) eine Schau abziehen (ugs.); Theater spielen

6) (decree) Gesetz, das

Act of Parliament — Parlamentsakte, die

2. transitive verb
spielen [Stück, Rolle]
3. intransitive verb
1) (perform actions) handeln; reagieren

act [up]on — folgen (+ Dat.) [Anweisung, Ratschlag]

2) (behave) sich verhalten; (function)

act as somebody — als jemand fungieren od. tätig sein

act as something — als etwas dienen

3) (perform special function) [Person:] handeln; [Gerät, Ding:] funktionieren; [Substanz, Mittel:] wirken (on auf + Akk.)
4) (perform play etc., lit. or fig.) spielen; schauspielern (ugs.)
Phrasal Verbs:
- academic2.ru/83975/act_up">act up
•• Cultural note:
ACT - American College Test
Ein Test, den Studierende in fast allen Staaten der USA bestehen müssen, um an einem College zugelassen zu werden. Der Test wird normalerweise am Ende der high school abgelegt und deckt eine Reihe von Kernfächern einschließlich Englisch und Mathematik ab
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[ækt] 1. verb
1) (to do something: It's time the government acted to lower taxes.) handeln
2) (to behave: He acted foolishly at the meeting.) sich verhalten
3) (to perform (a part) in a play: He has acted (the part of Romeo) in many theatres; I thought he was dying, but he was only acting (= pretending).) spielen
2. noun
1) (something done: Running away is an act of cowardice; He committed many cruel acts.) die Tat
2) ((often with capital) a law: Acts of Parliament.) die Gesetz
3) (a section of a play: `Hamlet' has five acts.) der Akt
4) (an entertainment: an act called `The Smith Family'.) die Nummer
- acting
- actor
- act as
- act on
- act on behalf of / act for
- in the act of
- in the act
- put on an act
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ACT
I. n
[ˌeɪsi:ˈti:]
ECON abbrev of advance corporation tax Körperschaftssteuervorauszahlung f
II. AUS abbrev of Australian Capital Territory
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abbr See: of Australian Capital Territory
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ACT abk Australian Capital Territory
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1. noun
1) (deed) Tat, die; (official action) Akt, der

an act of God — höhere Gewalt

Acts [of the Apostles] — (Bibl.) constr. as sing. Apostelgeschichte, die

2) (process)

be in the act of doing something — gerade dabei sein, etwas zu tun

he was caught in the act [of stealing] — er wurde [beim Stehlen] auf frischer Tat ertappt

3) (in a play) Akt, der; Aufzug, der (geh.)

a one-act play — ein Einakter

4) (theatre performance) Akt, der; Nummer, die

get in on the act — (fig. coll.) ins Geschäft einsteigen; mitmischen (ugs.)

he/she will be a hard act to follow — (fig.) das macht ihm/ihr so leicht keiner nach

get one's act together — (coll.) sich am Riemen reißen (ugs.)

5) (pretence) Theater, das; Schau, die (ugs.)

it's all an act with her — sie tut nur so

put on an act — (coll.) eine Schau abziehen (ugs.); Theater spielen

6) (decree) Gesetz, das

Act of Parliament — Parlamentsakte, die

2. transitive verb
spielen [Stück, Rolle]
3. intransitive verb
1) (perform actions) handeln; reagieren

act [up]on — folgen (+ Dat.) [Anweisung, Ratschlag]

2) (behave) sich verhalten; (function)

act as somebody — als jemand fungieren od. tätig sein

act as something — als etwas dienen

3) (perform special function) [Person:] handeln; [Gerät, Ding:] funktionieren; [Substanz, Mittel:] wirken (on auf + Akk.)
4) (perform play etc., lit. or fig.) spielen; schauspielern (ugs.)
Phrasal Verbs:
•• Cultural note:
ACT - American College Test
Ein Test, den Studierende in fast allen Staaten der USA bestehen müssen, um an einem College zugelassen zu werden. Der Test wird normalerweise am Ende der high school abgelegt und deckt eine Reihe von Kernfächern einschließlich Englisch und Mathematik ab
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n.
Akt -e m.
Gesetz -e n.
Pose -n f.
Tat -en f. (theatre) v.
Theater spielen ausdr. v.
arbeiten v.
aufführen v.
funktionieren v.
handeln (Maßnahmen ergreifen) v.
handeln v.
wirken v.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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