engelse grammatica veelgebruikte uitdrukkingen

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Op deze pagina kun je ruim 3000 Engelse uitdrukkingen, spreekwoorden en gezegden opzoeken, met een verklaring in het Nederlands. Het zijn de uitdrukkingen die worden gebruikt door Engelse en Amerikaanse jongeren. Zoekopdrachten die geen resultaat opleveren worden opgeslagen, zodat we ons bestand kunnen aanvullen.

Pas overigens op met het gebruik van spreekwoorden. Het is goed om ze te kennen, maar als je ze te veel gebruikt klink je net als je oma. Ook trendy uitdrukkingen kunnen link zijn: wat vandaag ziek is, is morgen sneu.

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get up to

van plan zijn

what are you getting up to?

get wind of

lucht krijgen van

you hear or learn about something, especially if it was meant to be secret

get your act together

je schouders er onder zetten

organise your affairs more effectively in order to be more successful

get your back up

boos worden

become angry or irritated

get your feet wet

de eerste stappen nemen

if you get your feet wet, you gain your first experience of something

get your hands dirty

handen uit je mouwen steken

become involved in something which might compromise your principles

get your head around something

het op een rijtje krijgen

you come to understand it even though it is difficult to comprehend

get your teeth into

ergens je tanden inzetten

do something that needs lots of effort and skill

get your wires crossed

elkaar verkeerd begrijpen

if people get their wires cross, they misunderstand each other

get yourself together

zorg dat je klaar bent

get yourself ready or get organised

ghost of a chance

geen enkele kans

have no hope whatsoever of succeeding

gift of the gab

goed van de tongriem gesneden zijn

if someone has the gift of the gab, they speak in a persuasive and interesting way

gilded cage

gouden kooi

if someone is in a gilded cage, they are trapped and have restricted or no freedom

girl Friday

assistente

a girl friday is a female assistant without any specific duties

girl talk

meisjespraat

something girls typically talk about

give a bad time

iemand moeilijk maken

a lot of teasing, a rough time

give a big hand

applaus geven

applaud by clapping hands 'let's give all the contestants a big hand'

give and take

geven en nemen

where there is give and take, people make concessions in order to get things they want

give as good as you get

van jetje geven

if you give as good as you get, you are prepared to fight for what you believe

give head

pijpen

giving head is the same as a blow job

give in

inleveren

the projects have to be given in three weeks before end of term

give in

opgeven

I couldn't finish the crossword so I gave in and looked at the answers

give it some stick

je best doen

(uk) if you give something some stick, you put a lot of effort into it

give me a hand

help eens

if someone gives you a hand, they help you

give me five

groeten

if someone says this, they want to hit your open hand against theirs as a way of greeting

give off

uitstoten

the police stopped the van because it was giving off a lot of smoke

give out

ermee ophouden

i'd been having trouble with my laptop and it finally gave out yesterday

give out

uitdelen

somebody was giving out leaflets in front of the station

give someone a fat lip

iemand op z'n bek slaan

a hit on the lip, an injured lip

give someone a leg up

een kontje geven

help someone to achieve something that they couldn't have done alone