tweestrijd

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From twee (two) +‎ strijd (battle, struggle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʋeː.strɛi̯t/
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  • Hyphenation: twee‧strijd

Noun[edit]

tweestrijd m (plural tweestrijden, diminutive tweestrijdje n)

  1. Any contest or struggle between two people or parties, such as a duel, runoff election, game or competition, rivalry, etc.
    Televisiemakers zijn verslaafd aan het model van de tweestrijd, echt alles proberen ze daarin te rammen.
    Television producers are addicted to the two sides format, they try to cram absolutely everything into that frame.
  2. (figuratively) An internal mental conflict.