I noun, usu. in pl.
Vorfahr, der
II intransitive verb,
forbore, forborne
1) (refrain)

forbear from doing something — davon Abstand nehmen, etwas zu tun

2) (be patient) sich gedulden
* * *
<forbore, forborne>
[fɔ:ˈbeəʳ, AM fɔ:rˈber]
I. vi (form or dated)
to \forbear from doing [or to do] sth darauf verzichten, etw zu tun
even his critics could scarcely \forbear from congratulating him selbst seine Kritiker konnten kaum umhin, ihm zu gratulieren
the doctor said she was optimistic but forbore to make any promises die Ärztin sagte, sie sei optimistisch, nahm aber davon Abstand, irgendwelche Versprechungen zu machen geh
II. vt (form or dated)
to \forbear sth a smile sich dat etw verkneifen
n usu pl see forebears
* * *
I [fɔː'bɛə(r)] pret forbore, ptp forborne (form)
1. vi

I forbore from expressing my opinion — ich verzichtete darauf or nahm Abstand davon, meine Meinung zu äußern

we begged him to forbear — wir baten ihn, darauf zu verzichten

2. vt

he forbore to make any comment — er enthielt sich jeden Kommentars

II ['fɔːbɛə(r)]
n (form)
Vorfahr(in) m(f), Ahn(e) m, Ahne f
* * *
forbear1 [fɔː(r)ˈbeə(r)] prät -bore [-ˈbɔː(r); US auch -ˈbəʊr], pperf -borne [-ˈbɔː(r)n; US auch -ˈbəʊrn]
A v/t
1. unterlassen, Abstand nehmen von, sich einer Sache enthalten:
I cannot forbear doing (oder to do) sth ich kann nicht umhin, etwas zu tun;
forbear a suit JUR US Klageerhebung unterlassen
2. obs erdulden, ertragen
B v/i
1. davon Abstand nehmen, es unterlassen (beide:
from doing zu tun)
2. sich beherrschen, sich zurückhalten
3. geduldig oder nachsichtig sein (with mit)
* * *
I noun, usu. in pl.
Vorfahr, der
II intransitive verb,
forbore, forborne
1) (refrain)

forbear from doing something — davon Abstand nehmen, etwas zu tun

2) (be patient) sich gedulden
* * *
Vorfahr -en m.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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