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schief
Pronunciation: / ʃiːf /

Translation of schief in English:

Adjektiv

adverbial

  • 1 (schräg) See examples: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
    [umgangssprachlich]
    look at somebody askance
    schief gewickelt sein [umgangssprachlich]
    be very much mistaken
    schief liegen [umgangssprachlich]
    be on the wrong track
    Haussegen
  • 2 [figurativ] (verzerrt) See examples:etwas schief darstellen
    give a distorted account of something

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