lukken

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch lucken, an alternative form of gelucken (modern gelukken), from geluc (luck, fortune) (modern geluk).

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lukken (past singular lukte, past participle gelukt)

  1. (intransitive) to succeed, to work, to go right
    Ja, het lukt!
    Yes, it's working!
    Zijn pogingen lukten soms wel, soms niet.
    His attempts sometimes succeeded, sometimes they didn't.
  2. (impersonal, with indirect object and te/om te) to manage to, to succeed in, to be able to
    Het is haar gelukkig toch nog gelukt om veilig thuis te komen.
    Fortunately, she managed to get home safely after all.

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