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aantrekken

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Dutch

Etymology

aan 'to, on' + trekken 'to pull'

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: aan‧trek‧ken

Verb

aantrekken

  1. to attract, exert a pulling force (on an object) such as gravity
    de magneet trekt alle ijzerdeeltjes aan — the magnet attracts all small pieces of iron
  2. to attract, draw, allure, appeal (to someone)
  3. to tighten by pulling
  4. to put on (e.g. clothing)
  5. (reflexive use: zich aantrekken) to care about something, take an interest in s.t.

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