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horse
British English: /hɔːs/
American English: /hɔrs/

Translation of horse in German:

noun

cart 1, → carthorse, → dark horse, → flog 1, → gift horse, → hobby horse, → light horse, → lock2 2 1, → marine 2 1, → pommel horse, → rocking horse, → seahorse, → Trojan Horse, → white horse, → wild horse, → wooden horse
  • 1
    Pferd, das
    (adult male)
    Hengst, der
    be/get on one's high horse
    [figurative]
    auf dem hohen Ross sitzen/sich aufs hohe Ross setzen
    [colloquial]
    get [down] off one's high horse
    [figurative]
    von seinem hohen Ross herunterkommen od. -steigen
    [colloquial]
    hold your horses!
    [figurative]
    immer sachte mit den jungen Pferden!
    [colloquial]
    he ought to hold his horses
    er sollte erst einmal abwarten
    as strong as a horse
    bärenstark
    [colloquial]
    eat/work like a horse
    wie ein Scheunendrescher essen [colloquial]/wie ein Pferd arbeiten
    I could eat a horse
    [colloquial]
    ich habe einen Bärenhunger
    [colloquial]
    [right or straight] from the horse's mouth
    [figurative]
    aus erster Hand od. Quelle
    change or swap horses in midstream
    [figurative]
    auf halbem Wege die Richtung ändern
    to horse! it's [a question or matter of] horses for courses
    [figurative]
    jeder sollte die Aufgaben übernehmen, für die er am besten geeignet ist
    you can lead or take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink
    [proverb]
    man kann ein Pferd zur Tränke bringen, aber es nicht zwingen zu trinken
  • 2constr. as pl. (Military, History) 800 horse
    800 Reiter od. Berittene
  • 3 (in gymnastics) See examples:[vaulting] horse
    [Sprung]pferd, das
  • 5in pl. [colloquial]
    (horsepower)
    PS, das

intransitive verb

  • horse about or around
    [colloquial]
    herumalbern
    [colloquial]

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