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the def artdefinite article: the (before a noun) (mannelijk+vrouwelijk)de lidw.
  (onzijdig)het lidw.
 The boy went for a walk.
the def artdefinite article: the (before a proper noun) (mannelijk+vrouwelijk)de lidw.
  (onzijdig)het lidw.
 I am part of the Catholic Church.
the def artdefinite article: the (with a title) (mannelijk+vrouwelijk)de lidw.
  (onzijdig)het lidw.
 The reporter asked the President a question.
the def artdefinite article: the (with superlative) (mannelijk+vrouwelijk)de lidw.
  (onzijdig)het lidw.
 That was the easiest test.
the def artdefinite article: the (with singular, used collectively) (mannelijk+vrouwelijk)de lidw.
  (onzijdig)het lidw.
 Does the newspaper have a future place in society?
 
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EngelsNederlands
the def artdefinite article: the (for part of the body) (mannelijk+vrouwelijk)de lidw.
  (onzijdig)het lidw.
 This hat is best worn over the brow.
the def artdefinite article: the (for an abstract idea) (mannelijk+vrouwelijk)de lidw.
  (onzijdig)het lidw.
 I am interested in the poor.
the def artdefinite article: the (for one of many) (mannelijk+vrouwelijk)de lidw.
  (onzijdig)het lidw.
 The wild blueberry capital of the US is Maine.
the def artdefinite article: the (sufficient) (mannelijk+vrouwelijk)de lidw.
  (onzijdig)het lidw.
  genoeg bw
 When I have the money, I'll buy you a diamond.
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de lidw (bepaald lidwoord)the def artdefinite article: the
de lidw (met nadruk: de beste)the def artdefinite article: the
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aan tafel bw (plaats: waar men zit)at the table exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  at dinner exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
aan zee bw (kust: plaats)by the sea, on the coast exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
aan zee bw (kust: op vakantie)at the coast, at the seaside exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
aanvankelijk bn/bw (in het begin)initially advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at first advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in the beginning advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
aardbol nw de (aarde: oppervlakte)face of the earth exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 We vinden hem nergens; hij is van de aardbol verdwenen.
achteraan bw (plaatsaanduiding)at the back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at the rear advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
achterhoofd nw het (lichaamsdeel)back of the head nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (anatomy)occiput nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
achterin bw (plaatsaanduiding)in the back, in the rear advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at the back, at the rear advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
achterop bw (plaatsaanduiding)on the back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at the back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Amerika eigennaam (continent) (continent)the Americas, America proper nproper noun: Names a unique person, place, thing, group, or idea--for example, "John," "Africa," "Manchester United." Always capitalized.
Amerika eigennaam (Verenigde Staten) (informal: USA)America proper nproper noun: Names a unique person, place, thing, group, or idea--for example, "John," "Africa," "Manchester United." Always capitalized.
  the United States of America proper nproper noun: Names a unique person, place, thing, group, or idea--for example, "John," "Africa," "Manchester United." Always capitalized.
  (United States, United States of America)US, USA abbr
barst nw de fig. (zier, greintje)the least bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (figurative)grain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
bellen in de auto onoverg. ww (telefoneren)call in the car, phone in the car v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
benen op tafel bw uitdr. (zithouding)feet on the table exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
binnen in huis bw uitdr. (binnenshuis)indoors advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  inside the house exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  inside advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
bloemetjes nw mv in deze uitdr. (de bloemetjes buitenzetten)paint the town red
 Na de overwinning, hebben de spelers die avond de bloemetjes eens goed buitengezet.
Bob de bouwer eigennaam (animatieserie)Bob the Builder proper nproper noun: Names a unique person, place, thing, group, or idea--for example, "John," "Africa," "Manchester United." Always capitalized.
boekhouden onoverg. ww (boekhouding)keep the books v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  do the accounting v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
boodschappen doen onoverg. ww (aankopen doen)do the shopping v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
boswandeling nw de (wandeling in bos)walk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (literal)walk through the forest nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
brillen onoverg. ww vulgair (naar het toilet gaan)go to the toilet v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)go to the loo v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
daglicht nw het (zonlicht)daylight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  light of the day exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
de weg zoeken uitdr. (route achterhalen)find the way v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
draai nw de (geschikte omstandigheid)get into the swing of it, get into the swing of things exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Nu ze ander werk heeft, heeft ze haar draai gevonden.
fout bn geschiedenis (heulend met de vijand)on the wrong side exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
genieten overg.ww (in zijn voordeel ontvangen)enjoy vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  have the advantage v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
helm nw de (vruchtvlies) (birth)amnion around the head exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
hemelvaart nw de (feestdag)feast of the ascension nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  Holy Thursday nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
hond uitlaten onoverg. ww (wandelen met de hond)walk the dog v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  take the dog for a walk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
huishouden onoverg. ww (besturen van een huis)do the housekeeping v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  run the house v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
huisvrouw nw de (vrouw des huizes)lady of the house exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  housewife nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
in beweging bw (niet stilstaand)moving gerundgerund: -ing form of verb used as a noun--for example, "Running is good for you." "Stop your yelling."
  on the move exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in motion prep+n
leiden onoverg. ww (sport: aan de leiding staan)lead viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be in the lead v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lint doorknippen uitdr. (bij officiële inhuldiging)cut the ribbon v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
modern bw (hedendaags, van deze tijd)modern adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  state of the art adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
Nederland nw het, ont.the Netherlands proper nproper noun: Names a unique person, place, thing, group, or idea--for example, "John," "Africa," "Manchester United." Always capitalized.
  (informal)Holland proper nproper noun: Names a unique person, place, thing, group, or idea--for example, "John," "Africa," "Manchester United." Always capitalized.
nu bw (op dit moment)now, at the moment advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
onderweg bw (op de weg)on the way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
onderweg bw (reeds vertrokken)on the way, along the way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
ouderentherapie nw de (therapie georganiseerd voor bejaarden)therapy for the elderly nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
pluk de dag uitdr. (carpe diem) (latin)carpe diem exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  seize the day exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
prinsjesdag nw de, ont. (government policy)Day of the monarch's speech nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (literally)prince's day nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
richting vz (naar, de kant op van)to, towards preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  in the direction of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Het schip zette koers richting Afrika.
vlaggen onoverg.ww (de vlag uitsteken)put the flag out, put the flags out v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
vlaggen onoverg.ww (sport: seinen)flag vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  flag viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  raise a flag, raise the flag v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
wassen overg.ww (de was doen)do the washing, do the laundry v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
winkelen onoverg.ww (winkels ingaan)shop viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  do the shopping v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  go shopping v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
zwart bn (illegaal)black adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  illegal adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  under the table exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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the able-bodied nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (not physically disabled)vertaling niet beschikbaar
 People with disabilities enjoy sports as much as the able-bodied do.
across-the-board adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (global, universal)vertaling niet beschikbaar
 Across-the-board tax increases hurt the poor far more than the rich.
add fuel to the fire v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (exacerbate the issue)olie op het vuur gieten frase
 Shouting at angry pupils is only likely to add fuel to the fire.
all over the world exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (in many countries)over de hele wereld, over heel de wereld bw
 Santa Claus is known all over the world.
all over the world advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (everywhere)overal ter wereld bw
  (figuurlijk)over de hele wereld bw
 Luke had searched all over the world, but there was no sign of Naomi.
all the time exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (always)voortdurend, de hele tijd, steeds bw
 I help people all the time.
the Allies nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." historical (World War I:) (geschiedenis)geallieerden nw mv
 In World War I, the Allies fought against the Central Powers.
along the length of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (all along, alongside)langs vz
 She had strung miniature lights along the length of the patio for the party.
the Alps nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (European mountain range)Alpen nw mv
 The mountain range known as the Alps spans eight countries.
the Amazon nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rainforest in South America)Amazone-regenwoud nw het
Ambassador to the United Nations nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (international diplomat, national representative)Ambassadeur van de Verenigde Naties nw de
 The agressive stance shown during his term as Ambassador to the United Nations hurt his country.
the Andes nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (mountains of South America) (gebergte)Andes eigennaam
ark,
the ark
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(Noah's Ark: biblical boat) (van Noach)ark nw de
 According to the Bible story, Noah built the ark to save human and animal life from a great flood.
at the moment advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (now)momenteel, op het moment bw
 I'm busy at the moment, but we can talk later.
the authorities nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (police) (politie)autoriteiten nw mv
 The authorities were called to the scene of the crime.
backfield,
the backfield
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
(American football: offensive positions)backfield nw het
balance the books v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (do accounting) (handel)de boeken afsluiten overg.ww
ball,
ball of the foot
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(underside of foot) (van de voet)bal nw de
 He stood on the balls of his feet, ready to move.
the Baltic (Sea) nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (Baltic Sea)Oostzee nw de
  Baltische Zee bn+nw de
 In Pliny's time, amber was a valuable commodity brought from the Baltic.
the Baltics nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Baltic States)Baltische staten bn+nw mv
  Oostzeelanden nw mv
 Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are known as the Baltics.
bang for your buck,
bang for the buck
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, slang (value for money)waar voor je geld frase
 This computer is last year's model, but it has great bang for your buck.
the Baptizer nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Biblical: John the Baptist) (Bijbel)Johannes de Doper eigennaam
be always on the move v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (never remain still)voortdurend in beweging zijn frase
be always on the move v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (travel around a lot)voortdurend rondtrekken onoverg.ww
be of the opinion v (believe, think)van mening zijn frase
  vinden, geloven overg.ww
 My husband thinks autumn is the best season, but I am of the opinion that winter is better.
bear the name of [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be named after)de naam dragen van onoverg. uitdr.
  genoemd zijn naar onoverg. uitdr.
 Many butterfly species bear the name of their discoverers.
beat around the bush,
beat about the bush
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (avoid getting to the point)ergens omheen draaien frase
  (figuurlijk)rond de pot draaien frase
 Stop beating around the bush and give me the real reason!
beat the drum (for [sth]) v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (promote) (figuurlijk)de trom roeren, de trom roffelen frase
 The environmental activist goes around the world beating the drum for energy reform.
beat the rap v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang (escape blame, be acquitted) (figuurlijk)de dans ontspringen overg.uitdr.
  (figuurlijk, informeel; straf)ergens onderuit komen onoverg.uitdr.
before the fact advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (beforehand)vooraf, van tevoren, vooruit bw
 By acting before the fact, a company can save time and money by anticipating problems.
behind the eight ball advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." US, figurative (at a disadvantage)in het nadeel zijn frase
  in een netelige positie bw
 The university is behind the eight ball when it comes to attracting international students.
behind the scenes advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (off stage) (letterlijk)achter de schermen bw
behind the scenes advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (privately) (figuurlijk)achter de schermen bw
 Cabinet ministers are involved in discussions behind the scenes about future spending plans.
behind the times adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (old fashioned)ouderwets, verouderd bn
  achterlopen op de tijd frase
 While the company's products were exceptional in quality, its marketing had fallen behind the times.
belle,
belle of the ball
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
dated (most charming girl present)schoonheid nw de
  (verouderd)schone nw de
 When she was younger she was the belle of the town.
the bereaved nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. invariable (person close to [sb] who has died)nabestaanden nw mv
  rouwenden nw mv
beside the point exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." figurative (unconnected, irrelevant)niet ter zake frase
  irrelevant bn
 Whether or not he's married is beside the point.
Bible,
the Bible
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(religion: holy book)bijbel nw de
 The church has Bibles and hymnals in every pew.
biggest,
the biggest
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(largest in size or amount)grootst bn
Opmerking: This term needs to be used with either the definite article or a possessive pronoun.
 Tokyo is one of the biggest cities in the world.
biggest,
the biggest
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(greatest, most important)belangrijkste, voornaamste bn
Opmerking: This term needs to be used with either the definite article or a possessive pronoun.
 His biggest contribution to science was his last book.
the biggest nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (largest, greatest one)grootste nw de
 I don't care how you divide the rooms but I want the biggest.
the billions nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (numbers: thousands of millions)miljarden nw mv
 The number of stars in our galaxy is in the billions.
the blahs nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." informal, US (dissatisfied feeling)in de put bw
  melancholie nw de
  (figuurlijk)met het verkeerde been uit bed gestapt frase
 We are only two weeks into summer vacation and already I've been hit by the blahs.
blind,
the blind
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
uncountable (blind people)blinden nw mv de
 There is discrimination against the blind in the job market.
the Blitz nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. historical (World War II: bombing of England) (geschiedenis)blitzkrieg, Blitz nw de, ont.
 People spent long hours underground during the Blitz.
the body politic nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (nation as an entity)natie, staat bn+nw de
bomb,
the bomb
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(nuclear weapon)atoombom, waterstofbom nw de
boot,
the boot
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
slang (firing, dismissal)ontslag nw het
  (informeel)bons, zak nw de
brass,
the brass
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
slang (military leaders) (informeel)hoge pieten, hoge omes nw mv
the breadline nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (very bad conditions)armoedegrens nw de
Opmerking: usually used in the phrase "to be on the breadline"
break the ice v figurative (start a conversation) (figuurlijk)het ijs breken frase
 Party games are an effective way to break the ice at a gathering.
break the news (to [sb]) v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (announce [sth])het nieuws brengen frase
Buddha,
the Buddha
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(Indian spiritual figure)Boeddha eigennaam
 Buddhists follow the teachings of the Buddha.
burn to the ground viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be destroyed by fire)tot de grond toe afbranden frase
 The house burnt to the ground.
burn [sth] to the ground v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (destroy by fire)tot de grond toe doen afbranden frase
 The fire burned the hotel to the ground.
by the way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (incidentally)tussen haakjes, trouwens bw
 By the way, have you seen this before?
calm before the storm nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (quiet period that precedes [sth] turbulent) (figuurlijk)stilte voor de storm frase
 Mary's much too quiet. I fear it's the calm before the storm.
cast the first stone v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be first to accuse) (figuurlijk)de eerste steen werpen frase
 We should not be arguing about who has the right to cast the first stone.
catch the eye,
catch [sb]'s eye
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(be noticeable) (figuurlijk)in het oog springen frase
 The bold designs and bright colours of these dresses really catch the eye.
chairman of the board nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (head of a governing committee)voorzitter van de Raad van Bestuur nw de
Chancellor,
Chancellor of the Exchequer
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (British treasury minister) (UK)Minister van Financiën nw de
the change nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. dated, informal (menopause) (menopauze)overgang nw de
 Weight gain is common among women who are going through the change.
change the subject v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (start talking about [sth] else)van onderwerp veranderen frase
 Let's change the subject and talk about something less depressing.
the Chinese nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (people of China)Chinezen nw mv
 The Chinese are very proud of their country's long history.
cinema,
the cinema
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
uncountable (entertainment: movies, film)cinema, film nw de
 Margo enjoys music, books, and the cinema.
clap,
the clap
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
vulgar slang (gonorrhoea)druiper nw de
  (medisch)gonorroea nw de
the classics nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (literature of ancient Greece and Rome)klassieken nw mv
  klassieke werken bn+nw mv
  klassieke literatuur bn+nw de
 I have never read the classics, except for Homer's "Odyssey".
clear the decks,
clear the deck
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (deal with outstanding tasks) (figuurlijk)schoon schip maken overg.uitdr.
the clink nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (prison) (slang)nor, bak, bajes nw de
  gevangenis nw de
closest,
the closest
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(superlative: physically nearest) (in afstand)dichtstbij bn
 Please hand me the book that is closest to the pen.
closest,
the closest
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(superlative: nearest in time) (in tijd)dichtstbij bn
 Of all my relatives, my mom's birthday is closest to mine.
closest,
the closest
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative (superlative: most intimate)intiemst bn
  (vriend)beste bn
 I have several good friends, but I'm the closest with Betty.
closest,
the closest
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(superlative: nearest in number) (in aantaal)dichtstbij bn
 The two youngest girls got along well because they were the closest in age.
come to the defense of [sb/sth] (US),
come to the defence of [sb/sth] (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(defend, support)ter verdediging komen, te hulp komen onoverg.uitdr.
with the compliments of the chef exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (restaurant food: free of charge)complimenten van de chef frase
 Your dessert today comes with the compliments of the chef.
Congo,
the Congo
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(Central African river) (rivier)Congo, Kongo nw de
 The Congo is the world's deepest river.
corner of the world nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (geographic area)bij jou vz + vnw
  uithoek van de wereld frase
 I hope all is well in your corner of the world.
Creation,
the Creation
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(religion: origin of everything)schepping nw de
 They see Creation as proof that God exists.
Creator,
the Creator
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(religion: God) (God)Schepper nw de
 We believe in God the Father, the Almighty Creator.
the Crusades nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." historical (medieval Christian wars) (geschiedenis)kruistochten, kruisvaarten nw mv
crust,
the Earth's crust
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(Earth: outermost layer)aardkorst nw de
 Scientists hope to predict earthquakes by measuring changes in the Earth's crust.
the Danish nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (people of Denmark)Denen nw mv
 Have the Danish accepted the euro?
dark,
the dark
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(without electricity) (zonder elektriciteit)donker nw het
 The town was left in the dark after the storm.
dark,
the dark
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(lack of light)donker nw het
  duisternis nw de
 He couldn't see the phone in the dark.
dead to the world adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (asleep)diep in slaap bw
  (informeel)compleet van de wereld bw
 Once he is asleep he is dead to the world: we can make noise if we want.
the Declaration of Independence proper nproper noun: Names a unique person, place, thing, group, or idea--for example, "John," "Africa," "Manchester United." Always capitalized. (US act, pronouncement)verklaring van onafhankelijkheid eigennaam
the Declaration of Independence proper nproper noun: Names a unique person, place, thing, group, or idea--for example, "John," "Africa," "Manchester United." Always capitalized. (US document) (document)verklaring van onafhankelijkheid eigennaam
deepest,
the deepest
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(superlative: going down the furthest)diepste bn
  laagste, onderste bn
  uiterste bn
 The divers prepared to go down to the deepest underwater cave.
deepest,
the deepest
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative (superlative: most meaningful)meest betekenisvolle bw + bn
  meest diepgaande bw+bn
 This is the deepest poem I've ever read.
deepest,
the deepest
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative (superlative: most intense)grondigste bn
  hevigste bn
 He wrapped his arms around her and gave her the deepest kiss of her life.
deny the obvious v (claim that [sth] clearly true is not true)de feiten ontkennen nw + ww
dirt,
the dirt
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
slang, figurative (gossip)roddel nw de
  geroddel nw het, ont.
 Have you heard the dirt on Tara?
do all the talking v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (be responsible for speaking or negotiating)het woord voeren, het woord doen nw + ww
 I'll do all the talking when we negotiate the price.
do the best you can v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (try your hardest)zijn uiterste best doen frase
 Just do the best you can. That's all anybody could ask for.
do the dirty work v figurative, slang (perform a disagreeable task)het vuile werk opknappen frase
 She no longer had servants to do the dirty work for her.
do the dishes,
wash the dishes (US),
do the washing-up,
wash up (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
informal (wash plates, etc.)de afwas doen overg.uitdr.
  (informeel)de vaat doen overg.uitdr.
 I'll cook for both of us if you promise to do the dishes afterwards. Mark is a wonderful husband - he even does the washing up.
do the honors,
UK: do the honours
v
US (serve drink or food)de honneurs waarnemen frase
 Time for tea, I think. Shall I do the honors?
do the impossible v (achieve [sth] not thought achievable) (figuurlijk)het onmogelijke doen, een wonder verrichten frase
the dog's bollocks,
the mutt's nuts
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
UK, vulgar, figurative, slang (top quality, the best) (gallicisme, informeel)crème de la crème nw de, ont.
the dollar nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. uncountable (US currency) (munteenheid)dollar nw de, ont.
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