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on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (running, not switched off)aan bn
 The computer's already on.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (atop)op voorz.
 Your book's on the table.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (attached to)aan voorz.
 The picture's on the wall.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in the vicinity)aan voorz.
 They bought a house on a lake.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (associated with)in voorz.
 He's been on the football team for several years.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (according to)volgens voorz.
 We'll continue on that basis.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (purpose)voor voorz.
 He's here on business.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (means)op voorz.
 His car runs on diesel. Did you come here on foot?
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (into position)op, erop voorz.
 Put the lid on and boil for five minutes.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (condition)in voorz.
 The house is on fire.
 
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on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (occurring)bezig bn
 The film festival is on all week.
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (broadcasting)op televisie voorz.
 Your favourite programme is on.
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (performing)op bn
 I always get stage fright, but I'm OK once I'm on.
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (planned)doorgaan onoverg.ww
 Is the party still on for tonight?
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (baseball: on base)op de honk
 They have three men on.
on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK (acceptable)acceptabel, goed te keuren
 His behaviour is just not on.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (situated atop)erop bn
 Are you on? Can I start pedalling?
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (onto position, cooking)op voorz.
 I'll put the potatoes on.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (covering, wrapping)aan voorz.
 Fred has his coat on already.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (tightly attached)erop, vast bw
 Make sure the cap is on properly.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (towards a place, object)verder
 They walked further on down the road.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (onward)voort, door, verder bw
 The crowd urged her on.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (continuously)voort, door, verder bw
 Carry on with what you were doing.
on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (into operation)aan bw
 Could you turn the radio on?
on nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (button)aan
 Press "on".
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (suspended from)aan voorz.
 Her coat is on the hook.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (upon)op voorz.
 Could you put these flowers on the bookcase?
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (covering, wrapping)op voorz.
 You should put a bandage on that wound.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (forming a base for)op voorz.
 She prefers painting on canvas.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (about)over voorz.
 I'm looking for a book on orchids.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (dealing with)zich bezighouden met
 I'll get on the problem right away.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in the direction of)op, naar voorz.
 She shone the light on the intruder.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (vehicles)op voorz.
 We can eat our sandwiches on the train.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (by means of)van, door voorz.
 We got drunk on beer.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (object of action)op voorz.
 He put the ointment on the wound.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (source, agent)van, door voorz.
 She depends on the dictionary to do her homework.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (basis)op voorz.
 The relationship was founded on trust.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." informal (liability: down to)aan, op voorz.
 It's always on me to sort out these problems.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time, occasion) (dag)op voorz.
  (tijd)om voorz.
 I always go jogging on Sundays. Let's go to the cinema on Tuesday.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (destination)naar, op voorz.
 The police closed in on him.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (object)op, tegen voorz.
 They've always looked on me with kindness.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (reference)over voorz.
  (formeel)aangaande, betreffende voorz.
 What are your thoughts on global warming?
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (at the time of)zodra, tijdens voorz.
 They started to get lost on entering the city.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (diet, medicine)aan voorz.
 She's on antibiotics.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (to the detriment of)op voorz.
 They have a three-mile lead on us.
on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (via the medium of)op voorz.
 They saw it on TV.
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aan voorzetsel (plaatsaanduiding)on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  at preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
over vz (bedekking)over preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Leg de sprei maar over het bed.
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Samengestelde woorden:
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aan zee bw (kust: plaats)by the sea, on the coast exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
iets aanbrengen overg. ww (monteren)install vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
iets aanbrengen overg. ww (plaatsen)apply vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put in vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  put on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
iets aandoen overg. ww (kleren: aantrekken)put on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
aandringen onoverg. ww (insisteren)insist viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  urge vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  insist on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
aangaan onoverg. ww (van licht, apparaat)go on vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
aangetrokken bn (van kleding)put on v past p + prep
aanhouden onoverg. ww (blijven duren)go on vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  continue viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  last viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
iemand/iets aannemen overg. ww (job: aanwerven)hire, engage, recruit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  contract vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  take on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
iets aantrekken overg. ww (kleding)put on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
iets aanzetten overg. ww (in werking zetten)turn on, switch on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  start up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
achterop bw (plaatsaanduiding)on the back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at the back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
alle hens aan dek uitdrukking (met alle beschikbare middelen)all hands on deck exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
anderzijds bw (langs de andere kant)on the other hand advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
benen op tafel bw uitdr. (zithouding)feet on the table exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
berusten onoverg.ww (steunen, leunen)rest on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be based on, be founded on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
beschrijven overg.ww (schrijven op)write on vtr + prep
bouwen onoverg. ww (steunen op)rely on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
bovenop bw (op de bovenzijde)on top advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
daaraan bw (aan dat)on it advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
daarenboven vw/bw (bovendien)besides, moreover, furthermore advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  on top of that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
daarentegen vw/bw (tegenstelling)on the other hand advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
daarop bw (op dat)on that, on top of that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
daarover bw (over dat)about that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  on that, on top of it advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
diëten onoverg. ww (op voeding letten)be on a diet v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  diet viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
doorgaan onoverg.ww (verder gaan)continue viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  go on vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
doorgeven overg.ww (verder geven)pass on vtr + prep
  pass round vtr + prep
duren onoverg.ww (m.b.t. tijd)last viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (time)take viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  go on vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
enerzijds bw (aan de ene kant)on the one hand advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
enzovoort bw (etcetera)et cetera, and so on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
eraan bw (vastzittend aan het genoemde)on it advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  attached to it advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
fout bn geschiedenis (heulend met de vijand)on the wrong side exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
huren overg. ww (werkkrachten)hire vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  take on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
in beweging bw (niet stilstaand)moving gerundgerund: -ing form of verb used as a noun--for example, "Running is good for you." "Stop your yelling."
  on the move exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in motion prep+n
inloggen onoverg. ww (computers: zich aanmelden)log in, log on vi+prep
ondernemen overg.ww handel (opstarten, beginnen)undertake vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  take on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
onderweg bw (op de weg)on the way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
onderweg bw (reeds vertrokken)on the way, along the way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
paal nw de spreektaal (penis in erectie)erection nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (slang)boner, hard-on nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
reizen onoverg.wwtravel viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  go on a trip v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
rekenen onoverg.ww (verwachten, incalculeren)expect vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  count on vtr + prep
rekenen onoverg.ww (vertrouwen, uitgaan van)rely on, count on vtr + prep
schepen overg.ww (aan boord nemen)take on board v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
stagiair,
vr. stagiaire
nw de
(leerling)trainee nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  student teacher nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  student on work placement exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
stoelen onoverg.ww (gebaseerd zijn op)base on, found on vtr+prep
vertrouwen onoverg. ww met voorzetsel "op" (rekenen op)trust vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  rely on vtr+prep
  count on vtr+prep
zien overg.ww (bezien, overwegen)see, consider vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  look on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
zien onoverg.ww (uitkijken op)overlook vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  look out on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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act on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (take action in response to)handelen naar overg.ww
add [sth] on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (charge in addition)erbij doen overg.ww
 De advocaat deed er 25% bij voor overuren.
add-on nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (optional extra feature)extra optie bn + nw de
 The software has lots of add-ons.
add on [sth],
add [sth] on
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(append [sth])bijvoegen, toevoegen overg.ww
 Before sending the email, Irene added on a document.
add-on nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (additional charge)bijkomende kost bn + nw de
 The bill includes add-ons.
add-on adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (feature: optional, extra)extra bn
 The program provides many add-on features.
afoot (mainly US),
on foot
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(walking, on foot)te voet bw
  lopend bw
 It sometimes takes longer to drive than to get to work on foot.
and so on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (et cetera, etc.)enzovoort, enzovoorts bw
animadvert on [sth/sb] vi + prep formal (criticize)bekritiseren overg. ww
  berispen, terechtwijzen overg. ww
 The author animadverted on his rival's work.
applique [sth] on [sth],
applique [sth] to [sth],
appliqué
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
French (decorative patch: sew on to [sth])appliqué aanbrengen nw + overg. ww
back,
back [sth],
back on to [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(form background of)begrenzen aan achterzijde overg.ww
 The field is backed by a row of trees.
backtrack on [sth] vi + prep figurative (change your opinion about [sth](figuurlijk)op zijn schreden terugkeren,op zijn stappen terugkeren onoverg. uitdr.
  van gedachten veranderen onoverg. uitdr.
barge in (on [sth]) vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (enter uninvited) (informeel)binnenvallen onoverg.ww
 They won't be happy if we just barge in.
barge in (on [sth]) vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal, figurative (conversation: interrupt)zich bemoeien met wk.ww + vz
  iemand onderbreken overg.ww
 That boy has a habit of barging in whenever I am talking to my gardener.
be always on the move v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (never remain still)voortdurend in beweging zijn frase
be always on the move v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (travel around a lot)voortdurend rondtrekken onoverg.ww
be bent on doing [sth],
be bent on [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(be determined: to do [sth])uit zijn op frase
 That cousin of yours is bent on doing as much damage as he can.
 Jouw neef is uit op het aanrichten van zoveel mogelijk schade.
be dependent on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (rely totally on)afhankelijk zijn van ww + vz
 Elderly people are often dependent on their children.
bear down on [sth/sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (push, press on)drukken onoverg.ww
 Bear down on the pen to make clear carbon copies.
bear down on [sb/sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] UK (rush towards)snel afkomen op onoverg. uitdr.
 The truck came bearing down on the brothers as they were crossing the street.
bear down on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (weigh heavily upon) (figuurlijk)zwaar wegen op, zwaar drukken op onoverg. uitdr.
 The weight of Emma's financial worries were bearing down on her.
bear down on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (approach threateningly)dreigend afkomen op iemand onoverg. uitdr.
 The man was bearing down on Jim along the path.
on behalf of [sb],
on [sb]'s behalf,
in behalf of [sb],
in [sb]'s behalf
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(in place of [sb])namens vz
 I'm phoning on behalf of my daughter, who has lost her voice. The millionaire sent somebody to bid on the painting on his behalf.
bet on [sth] vtr phrasal (place a wager on)wedden op ww + vz
bet on [sth] vtr phrasal figurative (be totally confident of) (figuurlijk)wedden dat ww + vnw
bid on [sth] vi + prep (make an offer to buy [sth])bieden op ww+vz
 Sheila bid on a vase at an auction.
blazon [sth] on [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (display proudly or defiantly)rondbazuinen overg. ww
  pralen met ww+vz
  te koop lopen met overg. uitdr.
bludge on [sb] vi + prep informal, AU (live at [sb] else's expense) (informeel)klaplopen onoverg.ww
 When are you going to get a job and stop bludging on your parents?
boomerang on [sb] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." US, figurative (backfire on) (figuurlijk)een boemerangeffect hebben overg. uitdr.
 Jessica made one silly mistake and her plan boomeranged on her.
brief [sb] on [sth],
brief [sb] about [sth]
vtr + prep
(give a summary talk)op de hoogte brengen, op de hoogte stellen overg. uitdr.
bring [sth] on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (cause)veroorzaken, teweegbrengen overg.ww
 His allergies brought on the asthma attack.
bring [sb/sth] on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (performer, act: send on stage)ten tonele brengen frase
 It was time to bring on the next act.
brush [sth] on [sth],
brush [sth] onto [sth]
vtr + prep
(paint, etc.: apply) (verf, enz.)aanbrengen op ww+vz
 The carpenter brushed more paint onto the table.
brush up on vtr phrasal 3-part informal (revise, refresh knowledge of) (fig., v. kennis)ophalen, opfrissen overg.ww
build on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (use as a basis or foundation)bouwen op ww + vz
build on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (add to [sth] that already exists)voortbouwen op ww + vz
by foot,
on foot
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(on foot, walking)te voet, lopend bw
  (informeel)met de benenwagen bw
 Most people drove but a few arrived by foot.
calculate on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (expect, intend)rekenen op ww + vz
  incalculeren overg. ww
 We're calculating on your being here for dinner.
capitalize on [sth],
also UK: capitalise on [sth]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
figurative (make the most of)profiteren van, inspelen op ww+vz
carry on a conversation v (have a chat or discussion)een gesprek voeren nw + ww
center in on [sth] (US),
centre in on [sth] (UK)
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(focus on)inzoomen op ww+vz
 Now that the camera's shown us the whole pitch, centre in on just the coach.
center on [sb/sth] (US),
centre on [sb/sth] (UK)
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(have as main purpose)draaien om, draaien rond ww+vz
 My grandfather's life centered on his family.
chance on [sth],
chance upon [sth]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(unexpectedly encounter [sb/sth](figuurlijk)stuiten op ww+vz
  (figuurlijk, personen)tegen het lijf lopen uitdr.
  tegenkomen overg. ww
 Walking throught the woods, I chanced upon young rabbits cavorting in the tall grass.
cheat on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (be sexually unfaithful to) (in relatie)bedriegen overg.ww
cheat on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (be dishonest regarding: taxes, test) (inf., in schooltest)spieken onoverg.ww
  (inf., met belasting)sjoemelen onoverg.ww
choke,
choke (up on)
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(sports: grip higher up) (sport)hoger vastpakken overg.ww
chomp on [sth] vi + prep (bite, chew)bijten op, kauwen op ww+vz
  (bot)kluiven op ww+vz
 The dog lazily chomped on his bone.
clear some space on your calendar v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (make time)tijd vrijmaken overg.uitdr.
 Could you clear some space on your calendar to spend some time with her?
climb on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (horse, vehicle: get on)klimmen op ww + vz
climb on vi + adv (horse, vehicle: get on)klimmen op ww + vz
 Like my motorbike? Climb on and we'll go for a ride.
clock in,
also UK: clock on
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(start work)inklokken onoverg.ww
 Steven clocks in at 7 every morning. Don't forget to clock in when you get to work.
come on vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (make progress)vooruitgang maken, vooruitgang boeken overg.uitdr.
 Aliyah's tennis has really come on since Marcus started coaching her.
comment,
comment on
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(make remarks on)een opmerking maken, commentaar geven, becommentariëren over. ww
 The author commented on the situation.
compliment [sb] on [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (say [sth] nice to [sb])een compliment geven aan overg. uitdr.
  complimenteren overg.ww
 Amy complimented me on my new haircut.
confer,
confer [sth] on [sb],
confer [sth] upon [sb]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(give or bestow [sth])verlenen overg.ww
  geven overg.ww
congratulate [sb],
congratulate [sb] on [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(express joy for and to: [sb])feliciteren overg. ww
  gelukwensen overg. ww
 Everyone congratulated us on our stroke of luck.
congratulate [sb] on [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (express joy for [sb])feliciteren met ww + vz
  gelukwensen met ww+vz
 Everyone congratulated us on our stroke of luck.
Congratulations on [sth] interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing joy for [sb])Gefeliciteerd!, Van harte! tw
 Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage.
Congratulations on doing [sth] interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing joy for [sb]'s success)Gefeliciteerd!, Van harte! tw
 Congratulations on winning the marathon!
count on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (trust, rely on)rekenen op ww + vz
 You can count on her to be on time.
count on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (expect, be confident of)vertrouwen op ww + vz
crack down on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (not tolerate)stevig aanpakken bw + ww
  (Belg.)hard aanpakken bw+ww
 The principal is starting to crack down on unexcused absences.
crack down on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (punish)met harde hand optreden tegen frase
 Every holiday, police set up checkpoints to crack down on drunk drivers.
curb,
curb on [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
often plural (restriction)beperking nw de
dab [sth] onto [sth],
dab [sth] on [sth],
dab [sth] on
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(apply by dabbing)deppen, betten overg.ww
  opbrengen overg.ww
  aanbrengen overg.ww
 Dab the pieces of butter around the top of the pie.
dash [sth] on [sth] vtr + prep (strike against)slaan tegen ww+vz
 Amy dashed her head on a rock while swimming.
daub [sth] on [sth],
daub [sth] onto [sth],
daub [sth] on
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(apply roughly, smear)besmeren, bekladden, besmeuren overg. ww
dawn on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (occur to) (figuurlijk)dagen onoverg.ww
  beseffen, doorkrijgen onoverg.ww
 It never dawned on her that her remarks could be offensive to others.
depend on [sth],
depend upon [sth]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(be assured of)vertrouwen op ww+vz
 You may depend absolutely upon your solicitor's discretion.
depending on circumstances advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (according to situation)afhankelijk van de omstandigheden frase
 Other sources of funding may be available depending on circumstances.
descant on [sth] vi + prep literary (talk at length)uitweiden over ww + vz
double down on [sth] vi phrasal + prep figurative, US (be twice as focused or intense about [sth](figuurlijk)verdubbelen overg.ww
be down on [sth/sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (dislike)het gemunt hebben op uitdr.
draw a gun on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (produce a firearm and aim it at)een wapen trekken en richten op frase
 To stop the robber, the policewoman drew a gun on him and ordered him to lie on the ground.
draw heavily on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make great use of) (figuurlijk)putten uit ww + vz
  volop gebruik maken van frase
 The apprentice draws heavily on the works of the grand masters for inspiration.
drone on (about [sth]) vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (talk boringly)doorzeuren, doordrammen onoverg.ww
  doorzeuren over, doordrammen over ww+vz
 I slipped out the back of the hall while she was droning on.
drop in on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (visit)aanlopen bij, langsgaan bij ww + vz
  (informeel)binnenwippen bij ww+vz
 Matilda enjoys dropping in unannounced on her friends.
drum [sth] on [sth] vtr + prep (tap fingers) (met vingers)trommelen op ww+vz
 Adam drummed his fingers on the table
early on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (close to beginning)al vroeg, in het begin bw
 Early on in my life, I had been a spectacular athelete.
embark on [sth],
embark upon [sth]
vi + prep
(journey: start)beginnen aan, beginnen met ww+vz
 What should you take before you embark on a three-day hike?
embark on [sth],
embark upon [sth]
vi + prep
(project: start)deelnemen aan ww+vz
  ter hand nemen overg.uitdr.
 We had no idea what the project would involve when we embarked on it.
etch lines on [sb]'s face v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (time, etc.: age [sb](figuurlijk)een getekend gezicht hebben overg.uitdr.
 Time had etched deep lines on Leon's face.
expert on [sth],
expert in [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(specialist on: a subject, area)expert nw de
  autoriteit nw de
 Lisa wrote her doctoral thesis on Foucault, so she's an expert on the subject.
feed on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (eat)zich voeden met wk.ww + vz
 Pythons feed on mice and other small mammals.
feed on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (ideas, fears) (figuurlijk)zich voeden met wk.ww + vz
  (figuurlijk)leven van ww+vz
 Panic feeds on people's fears.
fill [sb] in (on [sth]) vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (person: update)iem. op de hoogte brengen frase
  bijpraten overg.ww
 He had to leave the meeting for a while, so we filled him in when he got back.
fixate on [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be obsessed)gefixeerd zijn bn + ww
foist [sth] on [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (impose)aanpraten overg. ww
  opdringen overg. ww
  opleggen overg. ww
follow up on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (investigate)onderzoeken overg. ww
  nader bekijken bw+overg. ww
 The detective followed up on the lead.
from here on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (from now into future)van nu af aan, vanaf nu bw
 From here on, Gina was determined not to repeat her past mistakes.
gain weight (US),
put on weight (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(get fatter, heavier) (in gewicht)aankomen overg.ww
 Most college students gain weight during their first year of school. I've put on so much weight, my trousers won't do up!
gamble [sth] on [sth] vtr + prep (bet or risk [sth] on)gokken op ww+vz
get a fix (on [sth]) v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang (ascertain)een beeld krijgen van, iets te weten komen frase
 I talked to several people to get a fix on what actually happened.
 Ik sprak met verscheidene mensen om een beeld te krijgen van wat er precies gebeurd is.
get a grip on [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (start to understand) (figuurlijk)grip krijgen op, vat krijgen op uitdr.
 I would love to get a grip on basic physics.
get high (on [sth]) vi + adj slang, figurative (on drugs) (informeel)stoned worden, high worden bn + ww
 You can get high by sniffing glue, but it's quite likely to kill you.
 Je kan high worden door het snuiven van lijm, maar het kan je waarschijnlijk doden.
get on [sb]'s nerves v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (irritate [sb](informeel)op iemands zenuwen werken, iemand op de zenuwen werken frase
  (inf., Belg.)op iemands systeem werken frase
get on well with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (be friends)goed met iemand overweg kunnen, goed opschieten met iemand, het goed met iemand kunnen vinden frase
 I get on well with my sister.
 Ik schiet goed op met mijn zus.
get on with [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (be friends)het kunnen vinden met, op kunnen schieten met frase
 If you can't get on with your boss, it might be better to quit.
 Als je het niet kunt vinden met je baas, is het misschien beter om ontslag te nemen.
get on with [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (do without delay)doorgaan met, verdergaan met ww + vz
 Don't watch TV. Just get on with your homework!
 Stop met tv kijken. Ga gewoon door met je huiswerk!
get on your high horse v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (act morally superior) (figuurlijk)hoog te paard bw
  hooghartig, uit de hoogte bw
  (Belg.)rap op uw paard zitten
 I know you think I'm wrong but there's no need to get on your high horse about it.
 Ik weet dat je denkt dat ik verkeerd ben, maar daarom hoef je nog niet hoog te paard zitten.
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Collocations: the [deal, match, fight] is on (again), the [lights, power] came back on, the [lights] are on, more...

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