Share this entry
British English: /tʃɪl/
American English: /tʃɪl/

Translation of chill in German:


  • 1
    (cold sensation) Frösteln Neutr.
    (feverish shivering) Schüttelfrost Mask.
    (illness) Erkältung Fem.
    catch a chill
    sich verkühlen od. erkälten
  • 2 (unpleasant coldness)
    Kühle Fem.
    Abkühlung Fem.
    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

(relax) sich entspannen
(calm down) sich abregen [informal]
Definition of chill 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.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources