aanloop

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch aenloop. Equivalent to a deverbal from aanlopen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːn.loːp/
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  • Hyphenation: aan‧loop

Noun[edit]

aanloop m (plural aanlopen, diminutive aanloopje n)

  1. run-up (approach run)
    Zij nam een aanloop en waagde de sprong.(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. run-up (period of time before an event)
    aanloop naar de verkiezingen — run-up to the elections
  3. (grammar) an element, usually an interjection or subordinate clause, preceding the main clause
  4. (obsolete) attack, charge (attack in which opponents charge at one another)

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