blight

blight
1. noun
1) (plant disease) Brand, der; (fig.) Geißel, die
2) (fig.): (unsightly urban area) Schandfleck, der
2. transitive verb
1) (affect with blight)

be blighted — von Brand befallen werden/sein

2) überschatten [Freude, Leben]; (frustrate) zunichte machen [Hoffnung]

a blighted area — eine heruntergekommene Gegend

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noun
(a disease in plants that withers them: potato blight.) der Mehltau
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blight
[blaɪt]
I. vt
to \blight sth etw vernichten; (fig) etw zunichtemachen [o ruinieren]
to \blight sb's chances jds Chancen zunichtemachen
II. n Pflanzenkrankheit f
potato \blight Kartoffelfäule f; (fig) Plage f
to cast a \blight on sth einen Schatten auf etw akk werfen fig, etw verderben fig
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[blaɪt]
1. n
1) (on plants) Braunfäule f
2) (fig)

to be a blight on or upon sb's life/happiness — jdm das Leben/jds Glück vergällen

these slums are a blight upon the city — diese Slums sind ein Schandfleck für die Stadt

scenes of urban blight — verfallene Stadtteile

this poverty which is a blight upon our nation — die Armut, mit der unser Volk geschlagen ist

2. vt
1) plants zerstören
2) (fig) hopes vereiteln; sb's career, future also verderben

to blight sb's life — jdm das Leben verderben

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blight [blaıt]
A s
1. BOT
a) Pflanzenkrankheit f, besonders (Trocken)Fäule f, Brand m, Mehltau m
b) Schädling(sbefall) m
2. besonders Br Blutlaus f
3. fig
a) schädlicher oder verderblicher Einfluss
b) Fluch m:
the blight of poverty;
cast (oder put) a blight on sth etwas ungünstig beeinflussen;
cast (oder put) a blight on sb’s life jemandem das Leben vergällen
4. a) Verwahrlosung f (einer Wohngegend):
area of blight A 4 b
b) verwahrloste Wohngegend
B v/t
1. (durch Brand etc) vernichten, verderben, ruinieren (alle auch fig):
blight sb’s life jemandem das Leben vergällen
2. fig zunichtemachen, zerstören, vereiteln
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1. noun
1) (plant disease) Brand, der; (fig.) Geißel, die
2) (fig.): (unsightly urban area) Schandfleck, der
2. transitive verb
1) (affect with blight)

be blighted — von Brand befallen werden/sein

2) überschatten [Freude, Leben]; (frustrate) zunichte machen [Hoffnung]

a blighted area — eine heruntergekommene Gegend

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v.
vereiteln v.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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