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.

zoek een uitdrukking:


step in

tussen beiden komen

I had to step in when they started fighting

step on

plankgas geven

I told the taxi driver to step on it as I was late for the meeting

step on it


this idiom is a way of telling someone to hurry up or to go faster

step on someone's toes

op iemands tenen trappen

if you step on someone's toes, you upset them

step out

even weg gaan

they've stepped out for a cigarette

step up


police have stepped up pressure on beggars in the underground

stew in your own juices

in je eigen sop gaar koken

leave someone to worry about the consequences of what they have done wrong

stick out a mile

ergens meters boven uitsteken

be prominent by far

stick to

vasthouden aan

the prime minister decided to stick to the plan despite the criticism

stick to


she stuck it to me for turning up half an hour late

stick to your guns

vasthouden aan je ideeen

if you stick to your guns, you keep your position even though people attack or criticise you

stick up

opkomen voor

you have to stick up for yourself here

stick your neck out

je nek uitsteken

if you stick you neck out, you take a risk because you believe in something


ouderwets persoon

a stick-in-the-mud is a person who is old-fashioned

sticky fingers

lange vingers

the tendency to keep (or steal) an object you touch

still in the game

nog niet verslagen

when you're still in the game, you may be having troubles, but you are not yet beaten

still waters run deep

stille wateren gaan diep

people who don't try to attract attention are often more interesting than people who do

stitch up


the police stitched him up when they needed hard evidence

stitch up


I stitched up the hole in my sleeve

stone dead


a way of emphasizing that there were absolutely no signs of life or movement

stone deaf


someone who is stone deaf is completely deaf

stone's throw

op een steenworp

if a place is a stone's throw from where you are, it is a very short distance away

stool pigeon

politie informant

a stool pigeon is a police informer

stop around


why don't you stop around my place on your way back?

stop back


i'll stop back this afternoon when you're free

stop behind


I stopped behind at the end of the lecture to ask a few questions

stop by

langs wippen

I must stop by the supermarket and pick up some things for dinner

stop cold

plotseling stoppen

to stop suddenly out of surprise

stop off

pauze nemen

we stopped off for lunch, then carried on driving

stop over

tussenstop maken

I stopped over in bangkok on my way back from tokyo