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damp
British English: /damp/
American English: /dæmp/

Translation of damp in German:

adjective

  • a damp squib
    [figurative]
    ein Reinfall

transitive verb

  • 2
    (stifle, extinguish) (Lärm)
    damp [down] a fire
    ein Feuer ersticken
  • 4
    (discourage, depress) (Eifer, Begeisterung)
    damp somebody's spirits
    jemandem den Mut nehmen

noun

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