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 in is, is morgen sneu.

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get back

terugkeren

the train was held up so we didn't get back in time

get behind with

achterlopen

f you get behind with your payments, your mobile might be cut off

get by

rondkomen

the students found it difficult to get by on their grants

get down

depressief worden

the miserable weather in winter really gets me down

get down to

beginnen aan

I find it difficult to get down to doing any revision for my exams

get in

thuiskomen

she didn't get in till well after twelve o'clock

get in

instappen

the taxi pulled up and we got in

get in on the act

meedoen moet

if people want to get in on the act, they want to participate

get it in the neck

op je kop krijgen

you are punished or criticised for something

get it off your chest

gooi het eruit

you confess to something that has been troubling you

get it over with

iets doen, zodat je het maar hebt gehad

I got the test over with, so I don't have to worry about it any longer

get my drift

snap je

you understand what they are trying to say

get off

uitstappen

we got off the bus a stop too early

get off

de dans ontspringen

he got off on a technicality and left the court a free man

get off the ground

van de grond komen

if a project or plan gets off the ground, it starts to be put into operation

get off with

het doen met

he got off with sharon at the party

get on

opstappen

we got on the train at plymouth and went up to london

get on with

goed opschieten met iemand

steve and marcy get on with each other very well

get on with

hoe staat het met

how are you getting on with your spanish lessons?

get on with

doorgaan met

the teacher asked the pupils to get on with some work quietly

get on your nerves

irriteren

if something gets on your nerves, it annoys or irritates you

get out of

ergens onderuit komen

I said I wasn't feeling well and got out of the extra work

get out of

uitstappen

we got out of the taxi and paid the driver

get out of bed on the wrong side

met je verkeerde been uit bed stappen

if you get out of bed on the wrong side, you wake up and start the day in a bad mood

get over

overheen komen

it took me ages get over the bout of flu

get round - usa: get around

overhalen

she didn't want to let me do it, but I succeeded in getting round her

get round to - usa: get around to

met iets beginnen

it always takes me ages to get round to writing letters

get the all clear

als je iets mag

If you are allowed to do something after a check-up to make sure that everything is all right

get the axe

de zak krijgen

if you get the axe, you lose your job ('get the ax' is the american spelling)

get the ball rolling

de zaak aan het rollen brengen

if you get the ball rolling, you start something so that it can start making progress