kloppen

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Germanic, cognate with German klopfen and kloppen.

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kloppen (past singular klopte, past participle geklopt)

  1. To beat, hit
    Ze kloppen tot hun slachtoffer om genade smeekt
    They beat till their victim begs for mercy
  2. (intransitive) To knock.
    Hij klopt op de deur. — He knocks on the door.
  3. (transitive) To defeat
    Hij is met 5-0 vernederend geklopt
    He is humiliatingly beaten 5-0
  4. (intransitive) To pulsate, like a heart
  5. (intransitive) To be correct, to be true
    Klopt het dat jij niet van pannenkoeken houdt?
    Is it true that you don't like pancakes?
  6. (intransitive) To fit, work out, like a calculation; to make sense
    Ik had Stephen ook al gevraagd om een vertaling, maar ik weet niet of het echt klopt.
    I had also already asked Stephen for a translation, but I don't know if it truly makes sense.
  7. (intransitive) To lead the devoutly professed, unmarried but non-congregational life of a Catholic klop

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kloppen

  1. Plural form of klop

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Etymology[edit]

German Low German and Central German form of klopfen (to knock), taken over into standard German in a specialised sense.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɔpən/, [ˈklɔpən], [ˈklɔpm̩]
  • Hyphenation: klop‧pen

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kloppen (third-person singular simple present kloppt, past tense kloppte, past participle gekloppt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (somewhat informal, reflexive) to fight, to engage in a fistfight
    Ich habe mich oft mit meinem Bruder gekloppt.
    I often engaged in fights with my brother.

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