dwingen

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Dutch[edit]

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From Middle Dutch dwinghen, from Old Dutch *thwingan, from Proto-Germanic *þwinganą.

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dwingen (past singular dwong, past participle gedwongen)

  1. To force, coerce someone.
  2. To constrain, enforce, cause inevitably
  3. (figuratively) To insist forcefully

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References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German dwinghen, from Old Saxon *thwingan, from Proto-Germanic *þwinganą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdvɪŋən/, [ˈdʋɪŋən], [ˈdʋɪŋŋ̩]

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dwingen (third-person singular simple present dwingt, past tense dwung, past participle dwungen, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (transitive or reflexive) to force; to compel; to make (someone do something)
  2. (intransitive, with "to ...") to necessitate; to call for

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