hoeven

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hoeven (past singular hoefde, past participle gehoefd)

  1. to be necessary
  2. to need to (used only in negative clauses, to express lack of obligation)
    Je hoeft niet ver te zoeken. — You don't have to seek far.
  3. (absolute, intransitive, euphemism) to need to urinate or defecate
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Noun[edit]

hoeven

  1. Plural form of hoef

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoeven

  1. Plural form of hoeve
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