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British English: /rɒt/
American English: /rɑt/

Translation of rot in German:


  • 1rot 2 1:
    Verrottung Fem.
    Fäulnis Fem.
    Verwesung Fem.
    Vermoderung Fem.
    (rust) Rost Mask.
    [figurative] (deterioration) Verfall Mask.
    stop the rot [figurative]
    dem Verfall Einhalt gebieten
    the rot has set in [figurative]
    der Verfall hat eingesetzt
    dry rot
  • 2 [informal] (nonsense)
    Quark Mask. [slang]
    Blödsinn! [informal]

intransitive verb -tt-

  • 2 [figurative] (go to ruin) leave somebody to rot
    jemanden verrotten lassen [informal]

transitive verb -tt-

  • 1 (make rotten)
    verrotten lassen
    verfaulen lassen (Fleisch, Gemüse, Obst)
    vermodern od. verrotten lassen (Laub)
    faulen lassen (Holz)
    verwesen lassen (Leiche)
    zerstören (Zähne)
    that stuff will rot your guts [informal]
    das Zeug bringt dich um [informal]
  • 2 (British English) [informal] (tease)
    aufziehen [informal]

Phrasal verbs

rot away

(moulder away) vermodern
Definition of rot in:
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