opgaan

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From Dutch opgaan.

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opgaan (present gaan op, present participle opgaande, past participle opgegaan)

  1. to go up, to ascend, to rise
    Die son gaan op.
    The sun is rising.

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op +‎ gaan

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opgaan (past singular ging op, past participle opgegaan)

  1. to go up, ascend
    De zon gaat op in het oosten, en gaat onder in het westen.
    The sun goes up in the east, and goes down in the west.
  2. to be a candidate, to make an attempt, to make a bid (for a test, prize etc.), to be tested
    Ik ga morgen op voor mijn examen.
    I'm taking my exam tomorrow.
    Na hun laatste overwinning ging het team op voor de finale.
    After their last victory, the team made a bid for the finals.
  3. to hold true, to apply, to be significant
    Die regel geldt normaal wel, maar gaat in dit geval niet op.
    That rule normally applies, but does not apply in this case.
  4. to blend in, to be lost (in a crowd, surroundings etc.)
    Dankzij zijn camouflage gaat de luipaard helemaal op in zijn omgeving.
    Thanks to its camouflage, the leopard completely blends in with its surroundings.
  5. (figuratively) to be lost (in an activity, so as to lose track of time, one's surroundings, etc.)

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