smeren

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch smeren, from Old Dutch *smirwen, from Proto-Germanic *smirwijaną, from *smerwą (grease, fat) (modern smeer).

Verb[edit]

smeren

  1. (transitive) to smear, to rub a substance
  2. (transitive, by extension, of bread-like foods) to make, to butter
  3. (transitive) to grease, oil etc. (to make run more smoothly)
    Je fiets moet nodig gesmeerd worden.
    Your bicycle needs oiling badly.
  4. (transitive) to corrupt, pay off
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of smeren (weak)
infinitive smeren
past singular smeerde
past participle gesmeerd
infinitive smeren
gerund smeren n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular smeer smeerde
2nd person sing. (jij) smeert smeerde
2nd person sing. (u) smeert smeerde
2nd person sing. (gij) smeert smeerde
3rd person singular smeert smeerde
plural smeren smeerden
subjunctive sing.1 smere smeerde
subjunctive plur.1 smeren smeerden
imperative sing. smeer
imperative plur.1 smeert
participles smerend gesmeerd
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

smeren

  1. Plural form of smeer