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German translation of 'poison'

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[ˈpɔɪzn ]
(literal, figurative) Gift nt
what’s your poison? (informal)
name your poison (inf) was willst du trinken?
transitive verb
(literal, figurative) vergiften
[atmosphere, rivers] verpesten
[marriage] zerrütten
it won’t poison you (informal) das wird dich nicht umbringen (inf)
to poison sb’s mind against sb jdn gegen jdn aufstacheln

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Example Sentences Including 'poison'

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Deaths from chemical poisoning alone exceeded a thousand.
The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
The concept is that worker ants take the bait back to the nest, thus poisoning the entire colony.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The potential for poisoning adds a certain nervous edge to the morning's foraging.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You might have a little touch of food poisoning.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Chicken has bacteria which can cause food poisoning.
The Sun (2017)
He thinks it causes food poisoning.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
If you must buy bagged leaves, always wash them well to reduce the worst of the food poisoning risk.
The Sun (2017)
It could leave millions defenceless against common illnesses such as food poisoning.
The Sun (2017)
Other injuries included chemical poisoning.
The Sun (2016)
She tried to kill him by poisoning him and considered more than one way of doing so.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The bacterium causes urinary infections but can also lead to blood poisoning.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The blue colour could be caused by poisoning.
The Sun (2011)
The tech giant will trawl anonymous confidential data to spot people at risk of kidney disease, blood poisoning and organ failure.
The Sun (2016)
The trend of serving chicken livers rare is exposing the public to the risk of food poisoning, research suggests.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They can also cause a form of acute food poisoning if they are ingested.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This poisoning of young minds is a crime of major proportions.
The Sun (2014)

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'poison' in Other Languages

British English: poison /ˈpɔɪzn/ NOUN
Poison is a substance that harms or kills people or animals if they swallow or absorb it.
Mercury is a known poison.
  • American English: poison
  • Arabic: سُمّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: veneno
  • Chinese: 毒药
  • Croatian: otrov
  • Czech: jed
  • Danish: gift
  • Dutch: vergif
  • European Spanish: veneno
  • Finnish: myrkky
  • French: poison
  • German: Gift
  • Greek: δηλητήριο
  • Italian: veleno
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 독소
  • Norwegian: gift
  • Polish: trucizna
  • European Portuguese: veneno
  • Romanian: otravă
  • Russian: яд
  • Latin American Spanish: veneno
  • Swedish: gift toxin
  • Thai: ยาพิษ
  • Turkish: zehir
  • Ukrainian: отрута
  • Vietnamese: thuốc độc
British English: poison /ˈpɔɪzn/ VERB
To poison someone or something means to give poison to them or to add poison to them, causing them harm.
There were rumours that she had poisoned him.
  • American English: poison
  • Arabic: يُسَمِّمُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: envenenar
  • Chinese: 放毒
  • Croatian: otrovati
  • Czech: otrávit
  • Danish: forgifte
  • Dutch: vergiftigen
  • European Spanish: envenenar
  • Finnish: myrkyttää
  • French: empoisonner
  • German: vergiften
  • Greek: δηλητηριάζω
  • Italian: avvelenare
  • Japanese: 毒を盛る
  • Korean: 독을 넣다
  • Norwegian: forgifte
  • Polish: otruć
  • European Portuguese: envenenar
  • Romanian: a otrăvi
  • Russian: отравлять
  • Latin American Spanish: envenenar
  • Swedish: förgifta
  • Thai: วางยาพิษ
  • Turkish: zehirlemek
  • Ukrainian: труїти
  • Vietnamese: đầu độc


Translation of poison from the Collins English to German
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