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. Zoekopdrachten die geen resultaat opleveren worden opgeslagen, zodat we ons bestand kunnen aanvullen.

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give up on

opgeven

I gave up on them when I heard what they were saying behind my back

give up the ghost

de geest geven

people give up the ghost when they die, machines stop working

give your right arm

er alles voor over hebben

when you want it a lot and would do almost anything to get it

glass ceiling

glazen plafond

the glass ceiling prevents women from getting promoted to the highest ranks

gloves are off

met het mes op tafel

when the gloves are off, people start to argue or fight in a more serious way

gnaw your vitals

het vreet aan je

if something gnaws your vitals, it troubles you greatly

go about

ermee omgaan

how should I go about telling her the bad news?

go after

er achteraan gaan

the cat went after the pigeon, but it flew away

go against the grain

tegen de stroom ingaan

a person who does things in an unconventional manner, is said to go against the grain

go ahead

doorgaan

the construction of the new road went ahead despite the protests

go along with

accepteren

I didn't really agree, but I went along with the decision

go back on

terugkomen op

the government have gone back on their promise not to raise taxes

go bananas

uit je dak gaan

if you go bananas, you are wild with excitement, anxiety, or worry

go blue

blauw worden

if you go blue, you are very cold indeed ('turn blue' is an alternative form)