boeien

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boeien

  1. Plural form of boei

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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 2[edit]

Germanic: from Middle Dutch boyen, boeyen

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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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