pieken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pic (sharp point or spike) (possibly from Latin picus (woodpecker)) and/or pique, its descendant via piquer (to pick, sting, stab)); the verb may, in some senses, derive from cognate synonym pikken (to pick, hack).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ikən

Noun[edit]

pieken

  1. Plural form of piek

Verb[edit]

pieken

  1. (literally) to reach a peak, culminate
  2. (figuratively) to climax, (have) reach(ed) the peak (level) etc.
  3. (literally) to pick, hack, hit and affect with a pointy instrument, especially a pickaxe
  4. (literally) to stick, pin, with a sharp object which may penetrate
  5. (figuratively) to sting, hurt
  6. (figuratively) to stick out

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of pieken (weak)
infinitive pieken
past singular piekte
past participle gepiekt
infinitive pieken
gerund pieken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular piek piekte
2nd person sing. (jij) piekt piekte
2nd person sing. (u) piekt piekte
2nd person sing. (gij) piekt piekte
3rd person singular piekt piekte
plural pieken piekten
subjunctive sing.1 pieke piekte
subjunctive plur.1 pieken piekten
imperative sing. piek
imperative plur.1 piekt
participles piekend gepiekt
1) Archaic.

Synonyms[edit]