over +‎ gaan


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  1. (transitive) to turn into
    De onderkant van de stengel gaat over in de wortel.[1] — The underside of the stem turns into the root.
  2. (intransitive) to move up
  3. (transitive) switch, shift (from one thing or status to another)
    We gaan over op aardgas.
    We are switching to natural gas.
  4. (transitive) pass on to, bequeath (transfer ownership to another)
    De boerderij ging over op zijn zoon toen hij overleed.
    The farm passed on to his son when he died.
  5. (intransitive) to get over, cross, pass (a hurdle)
  6. (intransitive) to get over, pass (to recover from or forget a previous unwanted experience/illness and move on)
  7. (intransitive) to ring, go off (produce the sound of a bell or a similar sound, like a telephone or buzzer)
    De telefoon ging over, maar niemand nam hem op.
    The phone rang, but nobody answered it.


Inflection of overgaan (strong class 7, irregular, separable)
infinitive overgaan
past singular ging over
past participle overgegaan
infinitive overgaan
gerund overgaan n
main clause subordinate clause
present tense past tense present tense past tense
1st person singular ga over ging over overga overging
2nd person sing. (jij) gaat over ging over overgaat overging
2nd person sing. (u) gaat over ging over overgaat overging
2nd person sing. (gij) gaat over gingt over overgaat overgingt
3rd person singular gaat over ging over overgaat overging
plural gaan over gingen over overgaan overgingen
subjunctive sing.1 ga over ginge over overga overginge
subjunctive plur.1 gaan over gingen over overgaan overgingen
imperative sing. ga over
imperative plur.1 gaat over
participles overgaand overgegaan
1) Archaic.

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