aanhalen

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aan (preposition, used in various senses) + halen 'to get, bring, fetch'

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aanhalen (past singular haalde aan, past participle aangehaald)

  1. (transitive) To bring closer physically, notably:
    1. To fetch, carry
    2. To tighten
    3. To pull or haul in
    4. To magnify
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To get closer emotionally, notably:
    1. To tighten bonds
    2. To bring onto oneself
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To (make or use a) quote
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To invoke (an argument)
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To seize (goods), not necessarily followed by confiscation
  6. (transitive, figuratively) To (ear/check)mark as with a dot

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