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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swim with the tide


do the same as people around you and accept the general consensus

tables are turned

de rollen zijn omgekeerd

when the tables are turned, the situation has changed

tackle an issue

een probleem aanpakken

if you tackle an issue or problem, you resolve or deal with it

take a blow

een klap te verwerken krijgen

if somebody takes a blow, something bad happens to them

take a hike

rot op

this is a way of telling someone to get out

take a nosedive

afstevenen op

when things take a nosedive, they decline very quickly and head towards disaster

take after

lijken op

he takes after his mother

take apart

uit elkaar halen

she took the photocopier apart to see what had got stuck in it

take aside

apart nemen

the teacher took her aside and said that she'd failed the exam

take away


the police took the hotheads away

take back


I took back everything i'd said, when I heard what really happened

take back

doen denken aan

that song always takes me back to when I was at university

take by the scruff of the neck

bij zijn nekvel pakken

if you take something by the scruff on the neck, you take complete control of it

take care of

zorgen voor

my parents take care of the children, when we're off to spain

take down


the police took down his answers to their questions

take down


people take down their decorations twelve days after christmas

take for granted

voor lief nemen

you don't worry about it because you assume you will always have it

take forty winks

een uiltje knappen

if you take 40 winks, you have a short sleep

take in


the lecture was boring and I didn't take in much of what was said

take in


the jacket was far too big, so I had it taken in

take in

in huis nemen

after she split up with her boyfriend, her parents took her in again

take it

iets kunnen hebben

he's good at criticising others, but can't take it himself

take it out on

afreageren op

whenever things go wrong, he always takes it out on me

take it outside

het buiten uitvechten

take a fight to a more violent level by moving it outside

take no prisoners

agressief te werk gaan

if people take no prisoners, they do things in a very aggressive way

take off

er iets afhalen

they've taken ten percent off designer jeans

take off


the flight for dublin took off on time

take on


the council has had to take on twenty extra staff

take on

op zich nemen

she took on the task of indexing the book

take on

aan boord nemen

the plane stopped at zurich to take on some passengers