The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: zuigen

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zuigen pronunciation
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  • /ˈzœy̯.ɣə(n)/
etymology From Middle Dutch sugen, from odt sūgan, from Proto-Germanic *sūganą, from Proto-Indo-European *sug-, *suk-. Compare Low German sugen, German saugen, West Frisian sûge, Danish suge. The meaning "be bad" is calqued from English.
verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. To suck.
  2. To vacuum; to hoover.
  3. (informal) to be bad, to suck
  • Afrikaans: suig

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