lijmen

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From lijm 'glue', with many Indo-European cognates (e.g. leem 'loam', slijm 'slime'), apparently from a root meaning 'to smear'

VerbEdit

lijmen (past singular lijmde, past participle gelijmd)

  1. To glue, join (as) with glue
  2. (figuratively) To convince, win over
    Hij lijmde de bengels met snoep
    He won the rascals over with candy
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NounEdit

lijmen

  1. Plural form of lijm (sense glue)

Etymology 2Edit

Unknown, perhaps the above in the sense 'to string notes'

VerbEdit

lijmen (past singular lijmde, past participle gelijmd)

  1. (intransitive) To sing (also about humans); chatter like a bird
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NounEdit

lijmen

  1. Plural form of lijm (sense chatter)
Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 22:43