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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations weak: /ˈfər/, strong: /fɔːr/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/fɔr; unstressed fɚ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(fôr; unstressed fər)



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for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (intended, designed) (bedoeld)voor vz
 The small fork is for your salad, the large one for the main course.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (appropriate to) (geschikt)voor vz
 This is an ideal book for a young girl.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in order to benefit: [sb](ten gunste van)voor vz
 Will you do a favour for me? Hillary Clinton stumped for Obama in several States.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in [sb]'s opinion, for [sb]'s tastes) (wat betreft)voor vz
 That movie was too long for me.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (for the purchase of) (om te betalen)voor vz
 He only paid ten dollars for that shirt.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in order to get) (reden)om vz
 He went out for some milk. He'll be back soon.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time: duration)gedurende vz
  lang bw
 She was gone for four hours. I've been learning Chinese for two years.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in [sb]'s place, instead of [sb](in iem. plaats)voor vz
 I don't want to do his work for him.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in favour of) (ten gunste van)vóór vz
 He was for the plan, but his wife was against it.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (because of)vanwege vz
  (schrijftaal)omwille van vz
 He received extra homework for swearing in class.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (compared to a standard) (in verhouding)voor vz
 It's warm for this time of year.
 
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EngelsNederlands
for conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." formal, written (because, since)want, aangezien vw
 I know he's guilty, for I saw him do it.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (with the purpose of) (met het doel)om vz
 I bought some cloth for making costumes.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (with a destination of) (bestemming)naar vz
 This train is heading for London.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (intended for: [sb](bestemd)voor vz
 All these gifts are for you.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (expressing a wish)had ik maar
  (spreektaal)ik wou dat
 Oh for a bowl of soup right now!
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (because of)uit, vanwege vz
 He left, for fear of being laughed at.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in honour of)naar vz
 The church held a memorial service for the victims of the earthquake.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in order to achieve or attain) (gericht op)om vz
 For an early arrival in Paris, you will need to take the express train.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in order to save or preserve) (omwille van)voor vz
 We're fighting for our freedom!
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (despite)ondanks vz
  (Belg, formeel)spijts vz
 For all her nagging, she's a great wife.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in regard to) (met betrekking tot)voor vz
 She has a gift for crosswords.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (responsibility of)aan vz
 That's for me to determine, not you.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (to the extent of)ver bw
  lang bn
 The line outside the ticket office went on for miles.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (introducing an infinitive phrase)voor
 It may be time for him to resign.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (ratio)op vz
 The players were one for three in shots on goal.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (ratio: sales) (uitverkoop)voor vz
 There is a three for one sale on summer clothing.
 Er is een drie halen, één betalen actie op de zomerkleding.
for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (supporting: person, team) (steunen v. persoon/team)voor vz
 He is for the liberal candidate for mayor.
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in de plaats van bw (vervanger)instead of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
in plaats van bw (vervanger)instead of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
omdat vw (redengevend)because, as conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  (formal)for conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
gedurende vz (tijdens)during preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  throughout preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
ter vz (samentrekking van "te der" )for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  to preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
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Samengestelde woorden:
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aankijken overg. ww (afwachten)wait and see v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  await viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  wait for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 We zullen het nog even aankijken vooraleer we een beslissing nemen.
iets aanvragen overg. ww (verzoek indienen)request vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  apply for vtr + prep
  order vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
afwachten onoverg. ww (nog niet doen)wait viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  wait for vi + prep
arbeidsongeschikt bn (ongeschikt om te werken: ziek)unfit for work exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  disabled adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
belast bn (een taak hebbend)responsible for adj + prep
  in charge of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
berekend bn (geschikt voor)meant for adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  designed for adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  up to adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
betalen overg. ww (bekopen)pay for vtr + prep
bijvoorbeeld bw (als voorbeeld)for example, for instance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
bv afkorting (bijvoorbeeld)for example, for instance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
daarom bw (om die reden)therefore advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  for that reason advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
daartoe bw (voor dit)for that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  to that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
daarvoor bw (voor dat)in front of that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  before that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  for that, for it advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
dienen onoverg.ww (geschikt/nuttig zijn voor)serve as, serve for vi + prep
effen bw spreektaal (eventjes)just adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  a sec, for a sec adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
geil bn informeel (belust op) (informal)eager for exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
gewenst bn (verlangd, gewild)desired adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  wished for adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
gratis bnfree adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  for nothing prep+pron
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."
houden,
zich houden
onoverg.ww
+van (liefhebben)love, adore vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  like vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  care for vtr + prep
jarenlang bn (gedurende vele jaren)for many years advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
kosten overg. ww (vereisen)cost viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  take, require vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  ask vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  call for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 Een taal leren kost heel wat moeite.
muzikaal bn (aanleg hebbend voor muziek)feel for music exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  musical adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
opteren onoverg.ww (kiezen)opt for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  choose, select vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
ouderentherapie nw de (therapie georganiseerd voor bejaarden)therapy for the elderly nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
sollicitatie nw de (het solliciteren)application for employment, job application, application nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  job interview nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
sollicitatie nw de (brief)application for employment, job application, application form, application nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  motivation letter, motivational letter, letter of motivation nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (UK)covering letter nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (US)cover letter nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
solliciteren onoverg.ww (verzoeken om werk)apply viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  apply for vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  apply to vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
solliciteren onoverg.ww informeel, figuurlijk (over zich afroepen)ask for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
staan voor onoverg. ww (symboliseren)stand for vi + prep
  represent vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (US)symbolize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)symbolise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
stappen onoverg.ww (uitgaan voor vermaak)go out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  go for a drink v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
te koop bn (beschikbaar op de markt)for sale exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  purchasable adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
toeren onoverg.ww (rondtrekken, rondreizen)go for a drive v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  go for a ride v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  travel around vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
tuinen onoverg. ww ook fig. (lopen)fall for vtr+prep
 Ze vertelden hem een verhaaltje en hij tuinde er in.
uit eten onoverg. ww (op restaurant)go out for dinner v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
verantwoorden,
zich verantwoorden
overg.ww
(rechtvaardigen)account for vtr + prep
  justify vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
vergoeden overg.ww (schadeloos stellen)compensate for vi + prep
  make good v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  make up for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
verkopen overg. ww (te koop aanbieden)sell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  offer for sale vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
iets verlangen overg. ww (wensen)long for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  desire vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
verlangen naar onoverg. ww (uitzien naar)crave vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  long for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
vissen onoverg.ww (te weten trachten te komen)fish viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  look for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  seek vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  find out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
vooralsnog bw (voorlopig)for the time being, for now advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
ten voordele van nw de (ten gunste van)for the benefit of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
vragen overg.ww (behoeven, nodig hebben)ask for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  demand vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
waarom bw (in vragende zin)why advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  what for exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
zoeken overg.ww (proberen te vinden)look for, search for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  search vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  seek vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
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angle for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (try to obtain indirectly) (figuurlijk)vissen naar onoverg.ww
 Hij viste naar de achtergrond van haar problemen.
appear for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (represent: [sb](juridisch)iem. vertegenwoordigen overg.ww
 Your Honor, I'm James Alfred III, appearing for the defendant.
ask for vtr phrasal informal, figurative (invite: trouble, etc.) (informeel)ergens om vragen frase
 I wouldn't do that if I were you! You're just asking for it.
 Dat zou ik niet doen als ik jou was. Je vraagt er gewoon om.
budget for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (allow or allocate money for)in een begroting opnemen frase
call for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (demand, request)verzoeken onoverg.ww
  eisen overg.ww
 The senator called for an investigation. The judge's bailiff called for silence in the courtroom.
call for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (require)nodig zijn bn + koppelww
 The recipe calls for brown sugar, not white sugar. The situation calls for a calm, deliberate response.
care for [sb/sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (like, approve of)houden van ww + vz
care for [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (romantically)geven om ww + vz
care for [sb/sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (take care of)verzorgen overg.ww
  zorgen voor ww+vz
cry for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] literal (shed tears for)bewenen overg.ww
  treuren om, huilen om ww+vz
  (Belg.)wenen om ww+vz
 Please don't cry for me.
 Alstublieft, ween niet om mij.
cry for vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (call aloud for)roepen om, schreeuwen om ww + vz
 The little boy cried for his mum when she left the room. She cried for help.
fight for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (war: defend)vechten voor ww + vz
 My grandfather fought for his country in World War II.
fight for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (struggle to attain)vechten voor, strijden voor ww + vz
 Black Americans had to fight for the right to vote.
fill in for [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (substitute)invallen voor ww + vz
 I'm filling in for my boss at the board meeting next week.
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a nose for [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (instinctive ability to detect [sth](figuurlijk)neusje nw het
  (figuurlijk)neus nw de
 He has a great nose for good books.
account,
account for
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(explain)verklaren, uitleggen over. ww
  zich verantwoorden voor over. ww
 He could account for every penny he had spent.
account,
account for
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(answer)verklaren over. ww
  verantwoording afleggen voor ww
 We were asked to account for our actions.
accounting for [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (considering)in beschouwing nemen overg.uitdr.
 Even accounting for the bad weather, the number of visitors to the park has been very low.
accounting for [sth/sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (including)opnemen, beschouwen overg.ww
 After accounting for postal votes, Henry won the election by a 53% majority.
ache for [sb] vi + prep figurative (yearn for)verlangen naar, smachten naar ww+vz
 Helen ached for the man she could not be with.
all for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." informal (completely in favour of)helemaal voor, helemaal eens bw + bw
 I was all for getting ice cream after classes.
all for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (everyone in favour of)iedereen die voor is frase
 All for the motion, say "Yes".
answer for [sth] vi + prep informal (justify)zich verantwoorden wk.ww
 You will have to answer for cheating to both the teacher and the principal.
answer to [sb] (for [sth]) vi + prep (justify actions)zich verantwoorden tegenover wk.ww + vz
apologize for [sth],
also UK: apologise for [sth]
vi + prep
(say sorry for [sth])zich verontschuldigen voor wk.ww+vz
 Mark apologized for the delay in replying to my email.
apologise to [sb] for [sth],
also UK: apologise to [sb] for [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(say sorry to [sb] for [sth])iemand excuses aanbieden voor uitdr.
 You ought to apologize to Stephen for the way you treated him yesterday.
apologise to [sb] for doing [sth],
also UK: apologise to [sb] for doing [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(say sorry to [sb] for doing [sth])iemand excuses aanbieden voor uitdr.
 Jane apologized to me for calling me a liar.
appeal for [sth] vi + prep (ask for help)verzoeken over. ww
  een beroep doen op overg.uitdr.
 She appealed for his help.
appeal to [sb] for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (ask for help)een beroep doen op overg.uitdr.
 The state governors appealed to the President for help in stopping the riots.
apply for a job v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (reply to employment advertisement)solliciteren onoverg.ww
 My only task for today is to apply for a job.
as for me advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (as far as I am concerned)ikzelf pers. vnw
  wat mij betreft frase
 My husband is going to work. As for me, I will stay home and take care of the baby.
authorize [sb] for [sth],
also UK: authorise [sb] for [sth]
vtr + prep
(permit access)toestemming verlenen om, toestemming verlenen voor overg. uitdr.
 Jack's boss authorized him for entry to the secured area.
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.
be accountable (for [sth]) vi + adj (justify: actions)verantwoordelijk zijn bn + ww
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.
bid [sth] for [sth] vtr + prep (auction: offer)bieden voor ww+vz
 He bid one hundred euros for the painting at the auction.
bid for [sth],
bid to do [sth]
vi + prep
(offer services)een offerte doen overg.ww
 Three construction companies are bidding for the prestigious contract.
bid for [sth] vi + prep (compete)strijden om ww+vz
 Twenty competitors are bidding for the title of "World's Strongest Man".
bill [sb] [sth] for [sth] vtr + prep (charge)in rekening brengen overg.uitdr.
 The lawyer billed him three hundred dollars for the service.
blame,
blame [sb] for [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(hold responsible)verantwoordelijk houden, verantwoordelijk achten overg.ww
  de schuld geven overg.ww
  kwalijk nemen overg.ww
  beschuldigen overg.ww
 I blame the politicians of starting a war without justifiable motive.
bob for [sth] vi + prep (try to get hold of [sth])happen naar ww+vz
brace yourself for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (prepare for shock)zich voorbereiden, zich klaarmaken wk. ww
  (figuurlijk)de borst natmaken frase
  zich schrap zetten frase
 Everyone is bracing themselves for the foot of snow forecast for tonight.
brace yourself for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (prepare for impact)zich voorbereiden wk.ww
  zich schrap zetten frase
 We braced ourselves for a bumpy ride.
but for advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (were it not)zonder vz
 We would never have won but for your help.
not be called for v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be inappropriate)ongepast zijn onoverg.uitdr.
 Your comment about your neighbor's wife was not called for.
can't wait for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (be impatient for) (figuurlijk, informeel)niet kunnen wachten onoverg.uitdr.
 I can't wait for this day to be over.
censure [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (criticize, blame)afkeuren overg. ww
  bekritiseren overg. ww
 The army censured several high-ranking officers for corruption.
chastise [sb],
chastise [sb] for [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(reprimand, rebuke)een uitbrander geven frase
  berispen overg. ww
 The boss chastised me for speaking out.
chide [sb],
chide [sb] for [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(tell off, reprimand)berispen overg. ww
  terechtwijzen overg. ww
chide [sb] for [sth] vtr + prep (tell off, reprimand)berispen om, berispen wegens ww + vz
 The teacher chided the students for disrupting the class.
cite [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." usu passive (military: mention honourably)eervolle vermelding krijgen frase
 He was cited for bravery in battle.
commend [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (praise)complimenteren overg.ww
compensate for doing [sth] vi + prep (make amends)compenseren voor ww+vz
  goedmaken onoverg.ww
 He booked a table at her favourite restaurant to compensate for forgetting their wedding anniversary.
complicate [sth],
complicate [sth] for [sb]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(make complex)ingewikkeld maken bn + overg. ww
  compliceren overg. ww
 His long explanation only served to complicate the question for us.
condemn [sb] for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (morally disapprove of)afkeuren, verwerpen overg. ww
 The school condemned Lisa for her promiscuity.
condemn for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." often passive (building: declare unfit)ongeschikt verklaren bw + overg.ww
  afkeuren overg.ww
 The building was condemned by the local authority.
contend,
contend for [sth]
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(compete)wedijveren onoverg. ww
deputize for [sb],
also UK: deputise for [sb]
vi + prep
(act for [sb])invallen voor ww+vz
 Ursula will deputize for her boss while he is away.
do [sb] a favor,
do a favor for [sb] (US),
do [sb] a favour,
do a favour for [sb] (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(do [sth] kind)een plezier doen overg.uitdr.
 Will you do me a favor and post this letter for me?
donate [sth] for [sth] vtr + prep (things: give, contribute)geven, weggeven overg.ww
  doneren aan ww+vz
 Thanks to all the local businesses who donated prizes for today's raffle.
due for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (deserving or expecting)toe aan, aan de beurt frase
 Jim really is due for a raise soon.
dying for [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." informal, figurative (strongly desiring) (informeel)snakken naar, smachten naar ww + vz
 She was dying for a cigarette but didn't want to go outside.
ear for music nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (musical aptitude)oor voor muziek nw het
 Colin has an ear for music, and can play several instruments.
except,
except for
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(not including)behalve, uitgezonderd vz
 Everybody except you will be going on the trip. Everyone here's blonde except for Jane, who's brunette.
fall for [sb/sth] vi + prep informal (be attracted)vallen voor ww + vz
 He is good-looking and smooth: all the women fall for him.
fall for [sth] vi + prep informal (be fooled) (informeel)ergens intrappen, ergens intuinen bw + ww
 The investment scheme promised huge returns, and I fell for it.
famous for [sth] adj + prep (well known for [sth])beroemd om bn+vz
 Hollywood is famous for its movie studios. Roger Bannister is famous for being the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.
fend for yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (manage, cope alone)zichzelf redden wk. ww
  voor zichzelf zorgen frase
 Julian left home at 18 and learned to fend for himself.
ferret,
ferret for [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
informal (search) (spreektaal)rondsnuffelen onoverg. ww
fight for [sth] vi + prep (struggle, defend oneself)vechten voor, opkomen voor ww+vz
 You have to fight for your rights.
file for [sth] vi + prep (register legally for [sth](scheiding, faillissement)aanvragen overg.ww
Opmerking: Commonly used with: adoption, bankruptcy, divorce
 Jeff's company failed and he was forced to file for bankruptcy.
find time for [sth],
find the time for [sth]
vtr + n
(activity, event: fit in)tijd vinden onoverg. uitdr.
 Many people complain they cannot find time for reading.
for each advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for every)voor elk, voor elke, voor ieder, voor iedere bw
 The customer bought two items and paid for each separately.
for ever and ever advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for eternity) (figuurlijk)voor altijd, voor eeuwig bw
  voor eeuwig en altijd frase
 Charles promised to love Lucy for ever and ever.
for fear that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (fearing that)uit angst dat bw
 She stayed home all week for fear that she would catch the swine flu.
 Ze bleef de hele week thuis uit angst dat ze de Mexicaanse griep zou oplopen.
for free advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (free of charge, without paying)gratis, voor niets, kosteloos bw
 Joe somehow managed to get hold of some concert tickets for free.
for hire advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to be rented)te huur bw
for hire adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (available for rental)te huur staand bn
  te huur bw
 The company has a wide range of boats for hire.
for instance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (before an example)bijvoorbeeld bw
 There are still sizable populations of bears in Europe, for instance in the Balkans.
for long advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a considerable time)lang, voor lang bw
Opmerking: used in questions and negatives
 Will he be gone for long?
 Gaat hij lang wegblijven?
for rent advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to be hired)te huur bw
for rent adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (available for hire)te huur staand bn
  te huur bw
 Many hotels and guesthouses now offer bicycles for rent at an hourly or daily rate.
for sale adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (available for purchase)te koop bw
 There's a "For Sale" sign in Richard's garden.
 Er staat een bord met "Te Koop" in Richard zijn tuin.
for the moment advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for now)voorlopig, vooralsnog bw
 Well, I think we're OK for the moment.
 We zijn voorlopig oké.
for the sake of [sb/sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (for the good of)in het belang van frase
 Some couples stay together for the sake of their children. She gave up smoking for the sake of her health.
 Sommige koppels blijven bij elkaar in het belang van hun kinderen. Ze gaf roken op in het belang van haar gezondheid.
for the sake of [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (because of)voor, om vz
for the umpteenth time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (yet again)voor de zoveelste keer, voor de zoveelste maal frase
  (fig., informeel)voor de honderdste keer frase
 For the umpteenth time ... will you children be quiet?
 Voor de zoveelste keer... Willen jullie, kinderen, eens stil zijn?
for two advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (intended for two persons)voor twee bw
 Would you like a table for two?
 Wilt u een tafel voor twee?
for years advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for several or many years)voor jaren, jaren, jarenlang bw
 Irene has been living in the same house for years.
for yourself advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to benefit you)voor jezelf bw
 Lola wears make-up for herself, not to impress anyone else.
for yourself advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by yourself)zelf aanw.vnw
  door jezelf bw
 Je kunt de dingen maar beter zelf doen.
forage for [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (search for food) (biologie)foerageren onoverg.ww
  voedsel zoeken nw+overg.ww
get even (with [sb] for [sth]) vi + adj (revenge)zijn gram halen frase
  genoegdoening verkrijgen nw+ww
 I'm going to get even with him when I see him.
 Ik ga mijn gram halen wanneer ik hem zie.
get [sth] ready (for [sb/sth]) vtr + adj (prepare: [sth])bereiden, klaarmaken overg.ww
ghostwrite for [sb] vi + prep (write on behalf of [sb] else)als ghostwriter schrijven voor overg.uitdr.
give [sb] credit (for (doing) [sth]) vtr + n (acknowledge)nageven overg.ww
give credit to [sb] (for (doing) [sth]) vtr + n (acknowledge)nageven overg.ww
go for [sth] vi + prep informal (choose)gaan voor overg.ww
  kiezen, nemen overg.ww
 She went for the blue car instead of the red one.
 Ze ging voor de blauwe auto in plaats van de rode.
go for [sth] vi + prep (journey, ride: take)gaan onoverg.ww
 Let's go for a ride in my new car.
 Laten we voor een ritje gaan met mijn nieuwe auto.
go for [sth] vi + prep (swim, walk, run: do) (activiteit)gaan onoverg.ww
 I would go for a run, but it's starting to rain.
 Ik zou gaan lopen, maar het begint te regenen.
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