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Dictionary Dutch English: [fig ]

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iets aanwakkeren [fig.] [aansporen]to fuel sth. [fig.] [a conflict, rage, fears, etc.]
Partial Matches
duik {de} [ook fig.]plunge [downward movement] [also fig.]
mijlpaal {de} [ook fig.]milestone [also fig.]
bot. vijgenblad {het} [ook fig.]fig leaf [also fig.]
voetlicht {het} [ook fig.]limelight [also fig.]
ivoren toren {de} [fig.]ivory tower [fig.]
zich blauw betalen [fig.]to pay through the nose [fig.]
zeg. als twee druppels water op elkaar lijken [fig.]to be as alike as two peas in a pod [fig.]
zeg. een koekje van eigen deeg krijgen [fig.]to get some of one's own medicine [fig.]
zeg. op iemands maag liggen als een baksteen [ook fig.]to sit heavily on sb.'s stomach [also fig.]
te hard van stapel lopen [fig.]to overegg the pudding [fig.]
flauw {adj} [vaag]hazy [fig.] [vague]
geschift {adj} [fig.]crazy
geslepen {adj} [fig.]cunning
gevat {adj}sharp [fig.]
marginaal {adj}at the edge [fig.]
marginaal {adj}borderline [fig.]
aftakelen [mens]to go downhill [fig.] [of a person, to become degenerate]
boeien [fig.]to captivate
boeien [fig.]to fascinate
delvento delve [fig.]
iem. besodemieteren [omg.] [NN]to take sb. for a ride [fig.] [coll.]
lijntrekkento swing the lead [Br.] [sl.] [fig.]
slopen [gezondheid]to undermine [fig.] [health]
zwelgen [fig.]to revel (in)
drijfveer {de} [fig.]driving force
drijfveer {de} [fig.]incitement
drijfveer {de} [fig.]prime mover
dwerg {de}pigmy [spv.] [dwarf, also fig.]
dwerg {de}pygmy [dwarf, also fig.]
gastr. gatenkaas {de} [fig.]Swiss cheese
onderzoeking {de}probe [Am.] [fig.]
sport thuishaven {de} [fig.]home
wederhelft {de}other half [fig.] [spouse]
geogr. zee {de}sea [also fig.]
de buikriem aanhalento tighten one's belt [also fig.]
een blauwtje lopen [fig.]to be / get rejected
een blauwtje lopen [fig.]to be / get turned down
zeg. gauw aangebrand zijnto have a short fuse [fig.]
op apegapen liggen [fig.] [omg.]to be at one's last gasp [coll.]
boven zijn theewater zijn [fig.]to be drunk
het te gek makento overegg the pudding [fig.]
iem. de laan uit sturen [fig.]to fire sb. [to dismiss sb.]
iets uit de doeken doen [fig.]to explain sth.
alle gekheid op een stokje [fig.]and now to be serious
er geen doekjes om winden [fig.]to not mince matters
kern {de} [van een zaak]heart [fig.] [e.g. the heart of the matter]
zeg. iets van a tot z lezen [fig.]to run through sth. from A to Z
 
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