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boeien

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NounEdit

boeien

  1. Plural form of boei

VerbEdit

boeien (past singular boeide, past participle geboeid)

  1. (literally) To tie down, tie up, bind, shackle
  2. (figuratively) To captivate, fascinate
    De geboeide gevangenen luisteren geboeid naar het ontsnappingsplan
    The bound prisoners listen captivated to the escape plan
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Etymology 2Edit

Germanic: from Middle Dutch boyen, boeyen

VerbEdit

boeien (past singular boeide, past participle geboeid)

  1. (transitive, nautical) To raise the ship's side with side-boards
  2. (transitive, building) To raise a similar extra on construction
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