blijken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch bliken, from Old Dutch *blīkan, from Proto-Germanic *blīkaną, *blīkijaną. Related to bleek.

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blijken (past singular bleek, past participle gebleken)

  1. (copulative) to appear
  2. to become apparent, to turn out
    Oorspronkelijk was het Atomium bedoeld om slechts gedurende de Expo overeind te blijven, maar het bleek dermate populair dat het nooit is afgebroken.[1] — Originally, the Atomium was meant to remain standing only during the Expo, but it turned out so popular that it has never been taken down.

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