kleven

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch clēven, from Old Dutch clivon, from Proto-Germanic *klibjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gleybʰ- (to stick).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkleː.və(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kle‧ven
  • Rhymes: -eːvən

Verb[edit]

kleven

  1. (intransitive) to stick, to be attached glue-like
    Ineens merkte ze dat er kauwgom aan haar sandaal kleefde.
    Suddenly she noticed that there was chewing gum sticking to her sandal.
  2. (transitive) to glue, to adhere something on/to something else, to stick to/on
    Zij plaagt haar vader door kauwgum aan zijn snor te kleven.
    She is teasing her dad by sticking chewing gum on his moustache.
  3. (intransitive) to be sticky
    Deze grondstof kleeft heel erg.
    This resource is very very sticky.
  4. (intransitive, road transport) to tailgate (drive dangerously close)
    Synonym: bumperkleven

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of kleven (weak)
infinitive kleven
past singular kleefde
past participle gekleefd
infinitive kleven
gerund kleven n
present tense past tense
1st person singular kleef kleefde
2nd person sing. (jij) kleeft kleefde
2nd person sing. (u) kleeft kleefde
2nd person sing. (gij) kleeft kleefde
3rd person singular kleeft kleefde
plural kleven kleefden
subjunctive sing.1 kleve kleefde
subjunctive plur.1 kleven kleefden
imperative sing. kleef
imperative plur.1 kleeft
participles klevend gekleefd
1) Archaic.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: kleef

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kleven

  1. definite singular of klev
  2. definite plural of klev