betrappen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alongside older betrapen, from Middle Dutch betrapen ‎(to catch). Equivalent to be- +‎ trappen, with trappen in the now-obsolete sense "catch, trap". The reason for the single consonant and long vowel in Middle Dutch is unclear.

Verb[edit]

betrappen

  1. (transitive) to take by surprise, to catch unaware, someone who is doing something they should not be

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of betrappen (weak, prefixed)
infinitive betrappen
past singular betrapte
past participle betrapt
infinitive betrappen
gerund betrappen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular betrap betrapte
2nd person sing. (jij) betrapt betrapte
2nd person sing. (u) betrapt betrapte
2nd person sing. (gij) betrapt betrapte
3rd person singular betrapt betrapte
plural betrappen betrapten
subjunctive sing.1 betrappe betrapte
subjunctive plur.1 betrappen betrapten
imperative sing. betrap
imperative plur.1 betrapt
participles betrappend betrapt
1) Archaic.