dringen

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From Old Dutch *thringan, from Proto-Germanic *þrinhwaną. More at thring.

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dringen (past singular drong, past participle gedrongen)

  1. (with hebben) to press, push
  2. (with hebben) to insist
  3. (with zijn) to force entry

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German dringan, from Proto-Germanic *þrinhwaną. More at thring.

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dringen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present dringt, past tense drang, past participle gedrungen, past subjunctive dränge, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (intransitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to insist; to press
    auf etwas dringen — “to press for something” or “to insist on something”
  2. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to ooze; to seep
    in etwas dringen — “to seep into something”
  3. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to force one’s way
    durch etwas dringen — “to penetrate something” (literally, “to force one’s way into something”)

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon *thringan, from Proto-Germanic *þrinhwaną. More at thring.

Verb[edit]

dringen (past singular drung, past participle drungen, auxiliary verb hebben or wesen)

  1. (intransitive, auxiliary: “hebben”) to insist; to press
    op wat dringen — “to press for something” or “to insist on something”
  2. (intransitive, auxiliary: “wesen”) to ooze; to seep
    in wat dringen — “to seep into something”
  3. (intransitive, auxiliary: “wesen”) to force one’s way
    dörch wat dringen — “to penetrate something” (literally, “to force one’s way into something”)

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