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abstützen

English translation: support, reinforce

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German term or phrase:abstützen
English translation:support, reinforce
Entered by: Marnen Laibow-Koser
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11:13 Nov 30, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / gearboxes
German term or phrase: abstützen
Another automatic gearbox problem. Anyone know what "abstützen" could be in these two sentences?

Thank you!


Die Bremsen B1 und B2 bzw. der Freilauf stützen das Motormoment am Getriebegehäuse ab.

Das Hohlrad treibt die Planetenräder P1 an, die sich auf dem feststehenden Sonnenrad S1 abstützend abwälzen.
TransWolf
reinforce / support
Explanation:
See Leo, which gives a number of meanings all clustering around this sense. This sense seems to fit in context, too, though I'm not knowledgeable enough about mechanical engineering to be sure.
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Marnen Laibow-Koser
United States
Local time: 04:48
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Thanks Marnen, I've now had to rewrite this with the help of the client as basically the German is rubbish!
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abstützen
reinforce / support


Explanation:
See Leo, which gives a number of meanings all clustering around this sense. This sense seems to fit in context, too, though I'm not knowledgeable enough about mechanical engineering to be sure.

Marnen Laibow-Koser
United States
Local time: 04:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
Thanks Marnen, I've now had to rewrite this with the help of the client as basically the German is rubbish!
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