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mile
British English: /mʌɪl/
American English: /maɪl/

Translation of mile in German:

noun

  • 1
    Meile, die
    mile after or upon mile or miles and miles of sand/beaches
    meilenweit Sand/Strände
    miles per hour
    Meilen pro Stunde
    not a hundred or thousand or million miles from
    [humorous]
    nicht allzu weit von
    someone not a hundred etc. miles from here
    [humorous]
    einer ganz hier in der Nähe
    go the extra mile square 2 2
  • 3 [figurative] [colloquial] (great amount) See examples:win/miss by a mile
    haushoch gewinnen/meilenweit verfehlen
    miles better/too big
    tausendmal besser/viel zu groß
    beat somebody by miles
    jemanden haushoch schlagen
    be miles ahead of somebody
    jemandem weit voraus sein
    be miles out [in one's answers]
    [mit seinen Antworten] völlig danebenliegen
    [colloquial]
    run a mile
    [figurative]
    you can see it a mile off
    [figurative]
    das sieht doch ein Blinder [mit dem Krückstock]
    [colloquial]
    somebody is miles away
    (in thought)
    jemand ist mit seinen Gedanken ganz woanders
    stand out 2, → stick out 2 2
  • 4
    (race)
    Meilenlauf, der
    run the mile in under four minutes
    die Meile in weniger als vier Minuten laufen

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