bekruipen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch becrupen. Equivalent to be- +‎ kruipen.

Verb[edit]

bekruipen

  1. (transitive) to creep on/ up to, to approach and/or mount by crawling, especially stealthily
    De bloedzuigers bekropen hun nietsvermoedend slachtoffer.
    The leaches crept on their unsuspecting victim.
  2. (transitive) to steal upon, to come over, to assail (of feelings and thoughts)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of bekruipen (strong class 2, prefixed)
infinitive bekruipen
past singular bekroop
past participle bekropen
infinitive bekruipen
gerund bekruipen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular bekruip bekroop
2nd person sing. (jij) bekruipt bekroop
2nd person sing. (u) bekruipt bekroop
2nd person sing. (gij) bekruipt bekroopt
3rd person singular bekruipt bekroop
plural bekruipen bekropen
subjunctive sing.1 bekruipe bekrope
subjunctive plur.1 bekruipen bekropen
imperative sing. bekruip
imperative plur.1 bekruipt
participles bekruipend bekropen
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]