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weglaufen

English translation: start off slower or delayed

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13:43 Dec 13, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: weglaufen
A tractor manufacturer asked its customers to suggest improvements to its products, ie tractors, and one customer wrote the following:
verzögertes und langsames Weglaufen der Gelenkwelle ermöglichen.
Normally I would translate this as 'run away' but this is clearly not suitable here. Any more technical ideas?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 01:55
English translation:start off slower or delayed
Explanation:
just my two cents: I also found "to flow" or "flow off"or the expression
s.th. carries s.th. in Muret-Sanders. But, if I think of Platt or Bavarian
slang it could mean start off slower or delayed.
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Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 19:55
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Summary of answers provided
nastart off slower or delayed
Elisabeth Moser
naslowing downRolf Bueskens
na(running) start
Mats Wiman


  

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14 mins
(running) start


Explanation:
to make possible a delayed and slow running start of the cardan shaft


    Norsteds+Ernst+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 01:55
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498

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Evert DELOOF-SYS
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39 mins
slowing down


Explanation:
In principle, I agree with Mat. But start would be 'anlaufen'; weglaufen could be a controlled slow down.


    Professional experience
Rolf Bueskens
Local time: 11:55
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 544

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41 mins
start off slower or delayed


Explanation:
just my two cents: I also found "to flow" or "flow off"or the expression
s.th. carries s.th. in Muret-Sanders. But, if I think of Platt or Bavarian
slang it could mean start off slower or delayed.



    Muret-Sanders
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 19:55
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 772

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