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a indef artindefinite article: a, an (indefinite article)een onb. lidw
 There's a monster under my bed.
a nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (first letter of alphabet)a nw de
 Apple begins with an "a".
 
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a nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music: note) (muziek)A nw de
 The song begins on an A.
a nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music: key) (muziek)A, la nw de
 They're playing Grieg's piano concerto in A-minor tonight.
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A nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grade) (NL)tien nw de
  (Belg)twintig nw de
 I got an "A" in my history test.
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a bunch nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (a lot)vertaling niet beschikbaar
 I learned a bunch from that painting demonstration.
a crock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (lies)leugens nw mv
  (Bargoens)gelul nw het
a dab hand nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (expert, skilled person) (figuurlijk)kei nw de
  meester, baas nw de
 Could you help me roll this pastry? I hear you're a dab hand in the kitchen.
a few adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (several)een paar bn
 There are a few candies left.
a good deal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bargain)een goede deal nw
  een koopje nw
  een goed zaakje nw
 I chose the car because it was reliable and a good deal.
a good deal advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a lot)heel wat, aardig wat bw
 She walks around the neighborhood a good deal.
a good deal (of [sth]) adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (a lot)veel, behoorlijk wat bn
 I hope you like spicy food, because I added a good deal of fresh jalapeño.
a great deal,
a good deal
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(much, large amount) (figuurlijk, informeel)berg, hoop nw de
  heleboel nw de, ont.
 I have a great deal to accomplish before the end of the semester.
a great deal,
a good deal
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(greatly, very much)zeer veel, heel veel, heel wat bw
 I value your input a great deal.
à la carte advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." French (ordering dishes: individually) (culinair)à la carte bw
 Rather than choosing the set lunch, she decided to order à la carte.
à la carte adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." French (menu items: priced individually) (culinair)à la carte bn
 The restaurant offers a wide selection of à la carte menu items.
à la carte advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative, French (choosing, buying: individually) (figuurlijk)à la carte bw
 Customers can download songs à la carte.
à la carte adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative, French (can be purchased individually) (figuurlijk)à la carte bn
 The website allows people to make à la carte purchases.
A level nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, often plural (Advanced level: school-leaving exam) (Groot-Brittannië; +/- VWO)eindexamen nw het
 Graham failed all his A levels so was unable to get into university.
A level nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, usually plural (pass in Advanced level exam) (Groot-Brittannië; +/- VWO)eindexamen nw het
 Sue left school with three A levels.
a little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (slightly)beetje nw het
  ietwat bw
  (informeel)enigszins, enigermate bw
 She was a little angry with me. The doctor says your blood pressure is a little high.
a little nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (short time)tel nw de
  moment, ogenblik nw het
  zo bw
 I'll be there in a little.
a load of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (great quantity) (figuurlijk, informeel)berg, hoop nw de
 I'll cook up a load of chicken legs and we can take them on our picnic.
a long time ago advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in the distant past)lang geleden bw
 A long time ago, my ancestors settled in this land.
a lot nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (large quantity) (figuurlijk, informeel)berg, hoop nw de
  (informeel)boel nw de, ont.
  heleboel nw de, ont.
a lot advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (greatly)heel veel bw
  (figuurlijk)enorm bw
a lot advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (often, at length)heel veel bw
 She talks a lot without saying anything important.
a lot of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (many, much)heleboel nw de, ont.
  veel bn
 There were a lot of children in the swimming pool. They made a lot of noise.
a millstone around your neck (US),
a millstone round your neck (UK)
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
figurative (burden: mental or emotional) (figuurlijk)Dat ligt als een molensteen op zijn hart, Dat hangt als een molensteen om zijn nek uitdr.
a mite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (slightly)beetje nw het
  ietwat bw
  (informeel)ietsiepietsie, tikkeltje nw het
 Aren't you a mite too old to be watching cartoons?
a monument to [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (example, evidence)voorbeeld nw het
  lichtend voorbeeld bn+nw het
 His last film was a monument to stupidity and bad taste.
a nose for [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (instinctive ability to detect [sth](figuurlijk)neusje nw het
  (figuurlijk)neus nw de
 He has a great nose for good books.
a number of nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (some, several)een aantal lidw + nw het
  diverse, meerdere telw.
 He has broken the rules a number of times.
a quarter past exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (time: fifteen minutes after)kwart over nw + vz
  (Belg.)kwart na nw+vz
 He arrived at a quarter past nine.
a quarter till [sth],
a quarter 'til [sth] (US),
a quarter to [sth],
quarter to [sth] (UK)
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(15 minutes before the hour)kwart voor frase
 I'll meet you at a quarter till one... in the afternoon, of course.
a quarter to phrase (time: fifteen minutes before)kwart voor nw + vz
 it's almost a quarter to five, we're running late.
a smidgen,
a smidgin,
a smidgeon
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(a little, slightly)klein beetje bn + nw het
 Could you move your chair to the left a smidgen?
a stone's throw advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative, informal (near) (figuurlijk, informeel)steenworp nw de
 The shop is just a stone's throw from my house.
a tall order nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (challenge, demanding task)heel wat gevraagd frase
  hele dobber bn+nw de
  hele opgave bn+nw de
 It is a tall order to win the competition.
a tidy sum nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (large amount of money) (informeel)aardig centje bn + nw het
a ton nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, regional, slang (speed: 100 miles an hour) (snelheid)honderd mijl frase
 Bill was doing a ton on the motorway, when he got pulled over by the police.
a wee bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK, informal (little, slightly)een klein beetje bw
  nèt iets bw+bw
 Mexican food is a wee bit spicier than I'm used to. I'm not much of a drinker but I'll have just a wee bit of whiskey.
a whole new ball game,
a brand new ball game
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, informal, figurative (changed situation)andere stand van zaken frase
 That puts matters in a different light. It's a brand new ball game now.
a world of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (a great amount of [sth](figuurlijk)wereld nw de
 There is a world of difference between their politics.
a.k.a.,
aka,
A.K.A.,
AKA.
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
acronym (also known as)alias bw
  ook bekend als bw
 William H. Bonney, a.k.a. Billy the Kid, was 19th-century American outlaw.
a/c,
A/C,
AC
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
abbreviation (air conditioning) (afkorting)airco nw de
  airconditioning nw de
a/c nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, abbreviation (account)rekening-courant nw de
  (afkorting)r.c. nw de
AAA,
triple A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, initialism (American Automobile Association)AAA nw de
Opmerking: Roadside assistance company
Opmerking: Amerikaanse automobielvereniging die onder meer pechhulp verleent
AD,
A.D.
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Latin, initialism (anno domini: year after birth of Christ)A.D. afk.
  na Christus
  (ouderwets)in het jaar des Heeren
 The Roman Emperor Domitian ruled Britain briefly in 271 AD.
after a while advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (some time later)na een tijdje, na een poosje bw
 At first he felt no pain. After a while, his arm began to ache.
a.m.,
am,
A.M.,
AM
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
initialism (antemeridian: in the morning) (Latijn)ante meridiem, a.m. bw
  voor 12 uur 's middags bw
 You have a 9:30 a.m. appointment with the doctor. I woke up at 7 am.
answer to a problem nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (solution)oplossing van het probleem frase
  oplossing nw de
  (Belg.)antwoord op het probleem frase
 The answer to the problem may be quite simple.
apply for a job v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (reply to employment advertisement)solliciteren onoverg.ww
 My only task for today is to apply for a job.
as a matter of fact advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in fact, on the contrary)om de waarheid te zeggen frase
  trouwens bw
 I'm not ignoring your brother, as a matter of fact I invited him for dinner tonight.
as a result advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (consequently)dientengevolge, daardoor bw
  met als resultaat, met als gevolg frase
 The little girl kept jumping in puddles, and as a result her new shoes were ruined.
as a result of phrase (due to, because of)tengevolge van bw + vz
  als gevolg van frase
 As a result of your disobedience, your parents punished you.
as a whole advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (all considered together)in zijn geheel bw
 Some students need to improve, but the class as a whole is very good.
ASAP,
A.S.A.P.,
asap,
a.s.a.p.
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
abbreviation (as soon as possible) (zo spoedig mogelijk)zsm bw
 Please send your reply to the following address ASAP.
at a discount advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at a reduced price)met korting bw
 The student card allows you to buy train tickets at a discount.
at a later time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at an unspecified point in the future)in een later stadium frase
 We agreed to discuss the matter again at a later time.
at a profit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (gaining financially)met winst bw
 Alan repairs second-hand cars and then sells them at a profit.
atom bomb,
atomic bomb,
A-bomb
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(nuclear weapon)atoombom nw de
take a battering,
get a battering,
receive a battering
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(be beaten, damaged)afstraffing, aframmeling nw de
  pak slaag, pak rammel nw het
be a bargain v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (represent good value, be cheap)een koopje zijn frase
 The gloves are a bargain at just £5 a pair.
be a deal v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (transaction: be agreed)afgesproken zijn frase
 That's a deal!
be a handful,
be a real handful
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
informal, figurative (child: be difficult, badly-behaved)vertaling niet beschikbaar
 That boy is a real handful.
be a man v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (male: show strength) (figuurlijk)een man zijn frase
  (imperatief)wees een man frase
 You have to be a man about this, and admit that you made a mistake.
be a man v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (male: reach adulthood) (letterlijk)een man zijn frase
 Dan's young son wants to be an astronaut when he is a man.
be a stumbling block (to [sth]) v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (hinder progress) (figuurlijk)een struikelblok zijn, een hindernis zijn frase
be a success v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (achieve popularity)een succes zijn frase
 The chocolate cake was a real success with the guests.
bear a child v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (give birth to a baby)een kind baren, een kind krijgen overg.uitdr.
 Helen bore a child at the age of 43.
beat a dead horse,
flog a dead horse
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (pursue a hopeless cause) (figuurlijk)oude koeien uit de sloot halen frase
 I tried to convince him to come with us, but felt that I was beating a dead horse.
beat a path to [sb]'s door v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be keen to meet with [sb](informeel)de deur plat lopen frase
 If you have a good idea, investors will beat a path to your door.
beyond a doubt advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (unarguably)ongetwijfeld, zonder twijfel, zonder enige twijfel bw
 This is beyond doubt the best song on the CD.
a big deal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang ([sth] very important)belangrijke zaak, belangrijke kwestie nw de
a bitch nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. mainly US, figurative, vulgar, slang (unpleasant thing) (onaangenaam)hel nw de
 Mowing the lawn in the summer is a bitch.
blaze a trail v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (lead the way)de weg banen onoverg. uitdr.
a boodle of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (large quantity, esp of money) (informeel)smak geld bn + nw het
  (informeel)bom duiten bn+nw mv
break out in a cold sweat v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (perspire and have chills: with fear, etc)vertaling niet beschikbaar
break out in a sweat v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (begin to perspire)vertaling niet beschikbaar
brow,
brow of a hill
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(edge of a hill) (van heuvel)kruin nw de
  heuveltop nw de
by a hair advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by a very slight margin, only just) (figuurlijk)op een haar na, op een haartje naar bw
  nèt bw
 The truck missed the cyclist by a hair.
call a spade a spade v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (speak frankly and plainly) (figuurlijk)het beestje bij zijn naam noemen frase
  het kind bij zijn naam noemen gezegde
  (Belg., figuurlijk)een kat een kat noemen gezegde
carry a tune v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (sing correct notes)wijs houden nw + ww
  (Belg.)toonvast zingen bn+ww
 He can't carry a tune, every note he sings is wrong.
carry on a conversation v (have a chat or discussion)een gesprek voeren nw + ww
cast a glance over [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (survey quickly)vertaling niet beschikbaar
 Just before her guests arrived, she cast a glance over the table to be sure everything was in place.
cast a shadow v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (create a gloomy mood) (figuurlijk)een schaduw werpen op onoverg. uitdr.
 Mark's death has cast a shadow over the whole event.
cast a shadow v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (block the light) (letterlijk)een schaduw werpen over onoverg. uitdr.
 The tree cast a shadow over the lawn.
catch a glimpse of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (perceive briefly)een glimp opvangen van frase
charabanc,
char-à-banc
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
historical, French (long horse-drawn carriage) (geschiedenis: rijtuig)janplezier nw de
chockablock,
UK: chock-a-block
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US, informal (packed or stuffed full) (informeel)tjokvol, propvol, bomvol bn
  afgeladen bn
come as a surprise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be unexpected)als een verrassing komen, totaal onverwacht komen frase
 The letter offering me a job came as a total surprise.
come to a conclusion v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (person: deduce)concluderen overg.ww
  tot de conclusie komen frase
 The police came to the conclusion that at least three men were involved in the robbery.
come to a conclusion v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (end)beëindigen, afronden overg.ww
 The story comes to a conclusion when the hero rescues the children.
come to a stop v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (halt)tot stilstand komen onoverg.ww
 Please wait for the bus to come to a stop before you get off.
a corker of a [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang ([sth] outstanding or remarkable) (figuurlijk, slang)bom nw de
  (fig., in samenst.)moord-
cost a pretty penny v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, figurative (be expensive) (informeel)een aardige duit kosten frase
 I bet that dress cost a pretty penny.
a crock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (nonsense) (informeel)onzin, nonsens, flauwekul nw de
  (Bargoens)gelul nw het
 I think your story is a crock!
cut a swath,
cut a swath through [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(be impressive)aandacht trekken frase
  in het oog lopen frase
  indruk maken frase
  bewondering oogsten frase
a deluge of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (overwhelming quantity) (figuurlijk)vloed, stortvloed nw de
  enorme hoeveelheid bn+nw de
  overvloed, overmaat, overdaad nw de
  waterval nw de
 The TV station received a deluge of complaints about the programme.
a devil of a nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal ([sth] bad) (informeel; karwei)hels bn
  (informeel)verduiveld bn
 That's a devil of a bruise you've got there; what happened?
die a natural death v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (die of natural causes)een natuurlijke dood sterven frase
 According to the coroner's report, Brown died a natural death.
do [sb] a favor,
do a favor for [sb] (US),
do [sb] a favour,
do a favour for [sb] (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US (do [sth] kind)een plezier doen overg.uitdr.
 Will you do me a favor and post this letter for me?
do a good deed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (perform a charitable act)een goede daad verrichten frase
 When someone joins the Boy Scouts, one of the requirements is to do a good deed every day.
DOA,
D.O.A
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
initialism (patient: dead on arrival) (van patiënt)bij aankomst overleden bn
 Unfortunately, the victim in the accident was DOA.
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