Share this entry

weaken
British English: /ˈwiːk(ə)n/
American English: /ˈwikən/

Translation of weaken in German:

transitive verb

  • lockern (Griff)
    be weakened by stress/too much work
    durch Stress/zu viel Arbeit angegriffen werden
    the foundations of the house had been weakened by the earthquake
    durch das Erdbeben waren die Fundamente des Hauses in Mitleidenschaft gezogen worden

intransitive verb

  • (Kraft, Entschlossenheit)
    nachlassen
    the patient was visibly weakening
    der Patient wurde sichtlich schwächer
    the pound weakened against the dollar
    das Pfund wurde gegenüber dem Dollar schwächer
    weaken in one's resolve
    in seinem Vorsatz schwankend werden
    his hold on power was weakening
    er hielt die Macht nicht mehr so fest in der Hand

Definition of weaken in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: