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

Translation of hole in German:


  • 1
    Loch, das
    make a hole in something
    eine ganze Menge von etwas verschlingen
    be a round/square peg in a square/round hole
    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 [colloquial]
    auseinander nehmen [colloquial]
    madig machen [colloquial] (Person)
    be full of holes
    viele Schwächen haben
    hole in the heart
    Loch in der Herzscheidewand
    Septumdefekt, der [specialist]
    they need it like a hole in the head
    das ist das Letzte, was sie gebrauchen können [colloquial]
  • 2 (burrow)
    (of fox, badger, rabbit) Bau, der
    (of mouse) Loch, das
  • 3 [colloquial]
    (dingy abode) Loch, das [slang] [derogatory]
    (wretched place)
    Kaff, das [colloquial] [derogatory]
    Nest, das [colloquial] [derogatory]
  • 4 [colloquial] (awkward situation)
    Klemme, die [colloquial]
    Patsche, die [colloquial]
    be in a hole
    in der Klemme sein
    in der Patsche sitzen
  • 5 (in golf)
    Loch, das
    (space between tee and hole) [Spiel]bahn, die
    (point scored) Loch, das
    hole in one
    Hole-in-One, das
    Ass, das burn1 2 1

transitive verb

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

Phrasal verbs

hole out

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

hole up

intransitive verb
sich verkriechen [colloquial]

Definition of hole in:

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