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war
British English: /wɔː/
American English: /wɔr/

Translation of war in German:

noun

  • 1
    Krieg Mask.
    between the wars
    zwischen den Weltkriegen
    declare war
    den Krieg erklären on Dat.
    an act of war
    ein kriegerischer Akt
    a war of conquest/aggression
    ein Eroberungs-/Angriffskrieg
    be at war
    sich im Krieg befinden
    make war
    Krieg führen (on gegen)
    go to war
    in den Krieg ziehen (against gegen)
    carry the war into the enemy's camp [figurative]
    den Spieß umdrehen
    look as though one/it has been in the wars
    ziemlich mitgenommen aussehen
  • 2 (science) the art of war
    die Kriegskunst
    laws of war
    Kriegsrecht Neutr.
    rights of war
    Kriegsrechte
  • 3 [figurative] (conflict)
    Krieg Mask.
    war of nerves
    Nervenkrieg Mask.
    war of words
    Wortgefecht Neutr.
  • 4 [figurative] (fight, campaign)
    Kampf Mask. (on, against gegen)
    declare war on poverty
    der Armut den Kampf ansagen

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