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British English: /tʃɪl/
American English: /tʃɪl/

Translation of chill in German:


  • 1 (cold sensation)
    Frösteln, das
    (feverish shivering) (illness) catch a chill
    sich verkühlen od. erkälten
  • 2 (unpleasant coldness)
    Kühle, die
    take the chill off [something]
    etwas leicht erwärmen
    there's a chill in the air
    es ist ziemlich kühl [draußen]
  • 3
    (depressing influence)
    her presence at the party cast or spread a chill over things
    durch ihre Anwesenheit bei der Party entstand eine frostige Atmosphäre

transitive verb

  • 1
    (make cold, preserve)
    I was chilled to the marrow
    ich war ganz durchgefroren

intransitive verb


  • [literary] (literal or figurative)

Phrasal verbs

chill out

intransitive verb [colloquial] (relax)
sich entspannen
(calm down)
sich abregen

Definition of chill in:

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