Technical English Verbs (Tip of the Week 13)


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Nick Ponter’s Tip of the Week 13 is a list of verbs used in technical English.

adjust – verstellen/einstellen
hold – halten
secure – sichern
tighten – fest machen
drive in a screw – eine Schraube anziehen
screw – schrauben
unscrew – aufschrauben
loosen – locker machen
saw – sägen
cut – schneiden
strip (a cable) – abisolieren
measure – messen
weigh – wiegen
pull – ziehen
push – schieben
paint – anstreichen
put in – hineintun
take out – herausnehmen
put on – aufsetzen
take off – abnehmen
drill – bohren
mill – fräsen
grind – schleifen
bend – biegen
weld – schweißen
turn – drehen
solder – löten

Next week’s Tip of the Week from PS Sprachenservice will look at using the passive for processes and technical English.

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