treffen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German treffen, from Old High German treffan. Displaced Middle Dutch drepen, from Old Dutch *drepan. Both ultimately descend from Proto-Germanic *drepaną.

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treffen (past singular trof, past participle getroffen)

  1. to hit, strike
    Het leek alsof ik door een mokerslag was getroffen.
    It felt as if I was hit by a sledge.
  2. to find (by chance), hit upon, to encounter
  3. to achieve, accomplish
  4. to feel, come to believe

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treffen n (plural treffens, diminutive treffentje n)

  1. encounter
    In de hoofdstad Quito zijn al enkele dagen demonstraties tegen bezuinigingen op de politiesalarissen, waarbij het tot gewapend treffen tussen het leger en de rebellerende agenten is gekomen.
    In the capital Quito there have been already, for several days, demonstrations against budget cuts of police salaries, which has led to armed encounters between the military and the rebelling police officers.
  2. meeting

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German treffen, from Old High German treffan, from Proto-Germanic *drepaną.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtʁɛfɱ̩/, /ˈtʁɛfən/
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treffen (class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present trifft, past tense traf, past participle getroffen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or reflexive) to meet; to encounter
  2. (transitive or intransitive) to hit; to strike
  3. (transitive) to affect; to concern
  4. (intransitive or reflexive, colloquial, often with “gut” or “schlecht) to hit the mark; to suit; to be convenient, fortunate
    Das trifft sich schlecht. ― That’s unfortunate.

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