heulen

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heulen (past singular heulde, past participle geheuld)

  1. To conspire

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German *hūwil- from the noun *hūwila, akin to the noun ūwila.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈhɔɪ̯lən], [ˈhɔɪ̯ln̩]

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heulen (third-person singular simple present heult, past tense heulte, past participle geheult, auxiliary haben)

  1. to howl, to whine
  2. (somewhat informal) to weep, to cry

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Whether the verb is informal in the sense of “to weep” depends on the context and the intensity of the weeping. Very generally speaking, it is informal for normal (sad) weeping, but not for very intense (desperate) weeping or when referring to small children.

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