German-English translation for "Lunte"

"Lunte" English translation

Lunte
[ˈlʊntə]Femininum | feminine f <Lunte; Lunten>

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  • fuse
    Lunte Technik | engineeringTECH Militär, militärisch | military termMIL
    Lunte Technik | engineeringTECH Militär, militärisch | military termMIL
  • auch | alsoa. fuze, slow match, match cord amerikanisches Englisch | American EnglishUS
    Lunte Technik | engineeringTECH Militär, militärisch | military termMIL
    Lunte Technik | engineeringTECH Militär, militärisch | military termMIL
examples
  • die Lunte ans Pulverfass legen auch | alsoa. figurativ, in übertragenem Sinn | figurative(ly)fig
    to put the fuse to the powder keg
    die Lunte ans Pulverfass legen auch | alsoa. figurativ, in übertragenem Sinn | figurative(ly)fig
  • Lunte riechen figurativ, in übertragenem Sinn | figurative(ly)fig umgangssprachlich | familiar, informalumg
    to smell a rat
    Lunte riechen figurativ, in übertragenem Sinn | figurative(ly)fig umgangssprachlich | familiar, informalumg
  • brush
    Lunte Jagd | huntingJAGD eines Fuchses
    tail
    Lunte Jagd | huntingJAGD eines Fuchses
    Lunte Jagd | huntingJAGD eines Fuchses
examples
Lunte riechen
to smell a rat
Lunte riechen
The hydrogen revolution has started, but with a slow-burning fuse.
Die Wasserstoffrevolution hat begonnen, auch wenn die Lunte nur langsam brennt.
Source: News-Commentary
Whoever denies this might well be the one to light the fuse to the powder keg.
Wer diesen Grundsatz ignoriert, der legt vielleicht einmal die Lunte an das Pulverfass.
Source: Europarl
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