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British English: /həʊl/
American English: /hoʊl/

Translation of hole in German:


  • 1
    Loch Neutr.
    make a hole in something [figurative]
    eine ganze Menge von etwas verschlingen
    be a round/square peg in a square/round hole [figurative]
    es nicht gut getroffen haben
    be in holes
    voller Löcher sein
    pick holes in
    Löcher machen in + Akk. (Pullover usw.) [figurative] (find fault with) zerpflücken [informal]
    auseinander nehmen [informal]
    madig machen [informal] (Person)
    be full of holes [figurative]
    viele Schwächen haben
    hole in the heart
    Loch in der Herzscheidewand
    Septumdefekt Mask. [technical]
    they need it like a hole in the head [informal]
    das ist das Letzte, was sie gebrauchen können [informal]
  • 2 (burrow)
    (of fox, badger, rabbit) Bau Mask.
    (of mouse) Loch Neutr.
  • 3 [informal]
    (dingy abode) Loch Neutr. [slang] [pejorative]
    (wretched place)
    Kaff Neutr. [informal] [pejorative]
    Nest Neutr. [informal] [pejorative]
  • 4 [informal] (awkward situation)
    Klemme Fem. [informal]
    Patsche Fem. [informal]
    be in a hole
    in der Klemme sein
    in der Patsche sitzen
  • 5 (in golf)
    Loch Neutr.
    (space between tee and hole) [Spiel]bahn Fem.
    (point scored) Loch Neutr.
    hole in one
    Hole-in-One Neutr.
    Ass Neutr. burn1 2 1

transitive verb

  • 1
    Löcher/ein Loch machen in + Akk.
    be holed
    Löcher/ein Loch haben

Phrasal verbs

hole out

(in golf) abs. hole out in one
ein Hole-in-One od. As spielen

hole up


sich verkriechen [informal]
Definition of hole in:
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