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British English: /rat/
American English: /ræt/

Translation of rat in German:


  • 1
    Ratte Fem.
    brown or sewer rat look like a drowned rat [informal]
    wie eine gebadete Maus aussehen [informal]
    rats! [informal] (drat it!)
    verflixt! [informal]
    verdammt! [slang]
    (nonsense!) Quatsch! [informal]
    smell a rat [figurative] [informal]
    Lunte od. den Braten riechen [informal]
    rats leaving or deserting the [sinking] ship [figurative]
    Ratten, die das sinkende Schiff verlassen
    muskrat, → water rat
  • 2 [informal] [pejorative] (unpleasant person)
    Ratte Fem. [vulgar]

intransitive verb -tt-

  • Ratten jagen
    be out ratting
    auf Rattenfang sein

Phrasal verbs

rat on

transitive verb [informal] 1 (inform on)
verpfeifen [informal]
2 (go back on)
nicht halten (Versprechen)
Verrat üben an + Dat. (Politik)
sitzen lassen [informal] (Person)

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