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Translation of schief in English:



  • 1 (schräg)der Baum ist schief gewachsen
    the tree has grown crooked or hasn't grown straight
    das Bild hängt/der Teppich liegt schief
    the picture/carpet is crooked
    der Tisch steht schief
    the table isn't level
    sich (Dat.) die Mütze schief aufsetzen
    put one's cap on at an angle
    jemanden schief ansehen
    look at somebody askance
    schief gewickelt sein [umgangssprachlich]
    be very much mistaken
    schief liegen [umgangssprachlich]
    be on the wrong track
  • 2 [figurativ] (verzerrt)etwas schief darstellen
    give a distorted account of something

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