The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: trekken

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trekken etymology From Middle Dutch trecken, from odt *trecken, from Proto-Germanic *trakjaną, causative of Proto-Germanic *trekaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dereg-. Cognate with Low German and gml trecken, Middle High German trecken, ofs trekka (> Western Frisian trekke). pronunciation
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  1. (transitive) to pull, to draw exampleDe os trekt de ploeg over de akker. The ox draws the plough across the field. exampleTrek aan het koord als je hulp nodig hebt. Pull on the rope if you need help. exampleDoor twee punten kan een rechte lijn getrokken worden. Through two points a straight line can be drawn.
  2. (transitive) to manage, to have the strength for
  3. (intransitive) to migrate
  4. (intransitive, vulgar) to jerk off, masturbate
  5. (intransitive, Belgium) to photograph, take a picture
antonyms:
  • duwen

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