English-German translation for "devour"

"devour" German translation

devour
[diˈvau(r)]transitive verb | transitives Verb v/t

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  • (gierig) verschlingen
    devour eat greedily
    devour eat greedily
  • verschlingen, gierig in sich aufnehmen
    devour with eyes figurative(ly) | figurativ, in übertragenem Sinnfig
    devour with eyes figurative(ly) | figurativ, in übertragenem Sinnfig
examples
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  • eilig zurücklegen
    devour ground: hurriedly cover poetic, poetically | poetisch, dichterischpoet
    devour ground: hurriedly cover poetic, poetically | poetisch, dichterischpoet
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Er verschlingt mehr als 40% des Gesamthaushalts der EU.
It devours more than 40% of the total EU budget.
Source: Europarl
Es gibt die Redewendung, dass die Revolution ihre eigenen Kinder frisst.
There is a saying that a revolution devours its own children.
Source: Europarl
All das ist mit großer Begeisterung von den Medien aufgegriffen worden.
All this has been devoured by the media with great enthusiasm.
Source: Europarl
Wenn dies geschieht, frisst sich nämlich der Markt selbst auf.
If this happens, the market will devour even itself.
Source: Europarl
Die Revolution frisst ihre eigenen Kinder, sagt ein Sprichwort.
Revolution, it is said, devours its own children.
Source: Europarl
Der Ehrgeiz nagte heimlich an seinem Herzen.
A secret ambition devoured him.
Source: Books
Wir haben immer weniger Zeit, und so konsumieren wir eine Touristenattraktion nach der anderen.
We have less and less time, and so we devour one tourist attraction after another.
Source: Europarl
Das Feuer verschlang die Stadt.
The fire devoured the town.
Source: Tatoeba
Die Demokratie besudelt ihre Helden ebenso sicher wie die Revolution ihre Kinder frisst.
Democracy tarnishes its heroes as surely as revolutions devour their children.
Source: News-Commentary
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