lijmen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From lijm 'glue', with many Indo-European cognates (e.g. leem 'loam', slijm 'slime'), apparently from a root meaning 'to smear'

Verb[edit]

lijmen (past singular lijmde, past participle gelijmd)

  1. To glue, join (as) with glue
  2. (figuratively) To convince, win over
    Hij lijmde de bengels met snoep
    He won the rascals over with candy
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Noun[edit]

lijmen

  1. Plural form of lijm (sense glue)

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown, perhaps the above in the sense 'to string notes'

Verb[edit]

lijmen (past singular lijmde, past participle gelijmd)

  1. (intransitive) To sing (also about humans); chatter like a bird
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Noun[edit]

lijmen

  1. Plural form of lijm (sense chatter)