trekken

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch trecken, from Old Dutch *trecken, from Proto-Germanic *trakjaną (to drag), causative of Proto-Germanic *trekaną (to push, draw, scratch), from Proto-Indo-European *dereg- (to pull). Cognate with Middle Low German trecken, Middle High German trecken, Old Frisian trekka (> West Frisian trekke).

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VerbEdit

trekken (past singular trok, past participle getrokken)

  1. To pull.
  2. To draw.
    door twee punten kan een rechte lijn getrokken worden — through two points can be drawn a straight line
  3. To migrate.
  4. (vulgar) To jerk off, masturbate
  5. (Flemish) To photograph, take a picture

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Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 15:42