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.

zoek een uitdrukking:


turn a new leaf

met een schone lei beginnen

change your behaviour and stop doing wrong or bad things

turn against

keren tegen

the public turned against the government

turn away


the doorman turned him away from the nightclub

turn down


they offered her the job, but she turned it down

turn down

lager zetten

the room was too hot, so she turned the heating down

turn in


she turned in her son to the police after she heard what he had done

turn in

naar bed gaan

I turned in at half past ten because I had an early start the next day

turn into

veranderen in

tadpoles turn into frogs

turn off


I turned the tv off and went to bed

turn on


I turned the radio on to get the weather forecast

turn on


he really turns me on

turn on

zich keren tegen

the neighbour's dog turned on me when I tried to stroke it

turn out

komen opdraven

thousand turned out for the demonstration

turn out

goed / slecht gaan

it looked as if we were going to fail, but it turned out well in the end

turn out


the factory turns out three thousand units a day

turn out

licht uitdoen

she turned out the lights and went to bed

turn over


the court ordered the company to turn over their financial records

turn over


he told his girlfriend to turn over

turn something on its head

iets ondersteboven keren

if you turn something on its head, you turn it upside down or reverse it

turn the other cheek

de andere wang toekeren

if you turn the other cheek, you are humble and do not retaliate

turn to

beroep doen op

she had nobody to turn to when her husband died

turn up


she didn't turn up for class today

turn up

hoger / harder zetten

I turned the music up full blast

turn up your nose at

je neus ophalen voor

show contempt

turn your nose up

je neus ophalen voor iets

look down on something because they think it is not good enough

twenty-four seven


twenty-four seven or 24/7 means all the time, coming from 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

twinkling of an eye

in een oogwenk

if something happens in the twinkling of an eye, it happens very quickly

twist someone's arm


put pressure ons someone to try to make them do what you want them to do

two can play at that game

ik pak je terug

if a person does something to harm you, you can do the same thing to them



someone who is two-faced will say one thing to your face and another when you're not there