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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pushing up the daisies

onder de zoden liggen

if someone is said to be pushing up the daisies, they are dead

put a bug in your ear

iemand iets influisteren

give some one a reminder relating to a future event

put a sock in it

hou je waffel

this is a way of telling someone to be quiet

put all your eggs in one basket

op een paard wedden

risk everything on a single opportunity

put away

gevangen zetten

the judge put him away for ten years for robbery

put back

terug zetten

he put the dictionary away after he'd finished the crossword

put by

weg zetten

I try to put some money by towards our summer holiday

put down


for god's sake put down that vase, it costs thousands!

put down


he had his dog put down because it was in a lot of pain

put in


they had to put in a whole new central heating system

put it on the cuff

op de pof

take it now and pay for it later

put off


the concert's been put off until next month

put on

aankomen bij

he's put on a lot of weight since he gave up smoking

put on airs

kapsones hebben

if someone puts on airs, they pretend to be more important than they really are

put or get someone's back up

iemand tegen de haren inwrijven

if you put or get someone's back up, you annoy them

put out


he put out his cigarette before entering the building

put out

buiten zetten

honey, will you put out the dustbin tonight, sweety?

put someone on a pedestal

iemand op een voetstuk zetten

admire someone greatly, idolise them

put someone out to pasture

iemand op straat zetten

when someone is forced to resign

put the carriage before the horse

het paard achter de wagen spannen

when you try to do things in the wrong order

put the pedal to the metal


if you put the pedal to the metal, you go faster

put through


could you put me through to extension 259 please

put to the sword

aan het zwaard geregen worden

if someone is put to the sword, he or she is killed or executed

put towards


she put 250 pounds towards the repairs and we had to pay the rest

put two and two together

1 en 1 bij elkaar optellen

reach a correct conclusion from the evidence

put up


I can't put up with my neighbour's noise any longer; it's driving me mad

put up


the government has put tuition fees for students up again

put up

onderdak geven

she put me up for the night because i'd missed the last bus

put up or shut up

doe het dan!

do what you are talking about or don't talk about it any more

put words in someone's mouth

iemand woorden in de mond leggen

when you say that someone means one thing when the person really meant something else