Share this entry

British English: /ˈdʌɪə/
American English: /ˈdaɪ(ə)r/

Translation of dire in German:


  • 3 (extreme)dire necessity
    dringende Notwendigkeit
    be in dire need of something
    etwas dringend benötigen od. brauchen
    in cases of dire emergency
    im äußersten Notfall
    be in dire [financial] straits
    in einer ernsten [finanziellen] Notlage sein

Definition of dire in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: