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tuuk op zijn bakkens

English translation: smash in the face

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Dutch term or phrase:tuuk op zijn bakkens
English translation:smash in the face
Entered by: Kate Hudson
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14:05 Nov 3, 2008
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: tuuk op zijn bakkens
I'm at a complete loss for this expression.
The context is a DVD explaining haemophilia to young people. It involves animations to help with the explanation of clotting factors. In this animation the DVD is explaining how treatment at home can work. The phrase is in the middle of the following sentence
Begin bloeding in de tuin, naar binnen niet hospitaal, preparatie, regels, dagboek, motiveerd blijven huiselijke situatie, tuuk op zijn bakkens, spuiten in de arm …………

As you can see it is pretty telegraphic and any help with this phrase would be much appreciated.
Kate Hudson
Local time: 02:53
smashed in the face
toek op zijn bakkes, toek op zijn kabien
It's regional
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Björn Houben
Local time: 02:53
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4 +2smashed in the face
Björn Houben

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
smashed in the face

toek op zijn bakkes, toek op zijn kabien
It's regional

Björn Houben
Local time: 02:53
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Native speaker of: Native in FlemishFlemish, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack den Haan: Or: hit someone right on the nose.
19 mins

agree  Bieke Bernaert: But it's a noun and not a verb (which would be 'op z'n bakkes toeken')
33 mins
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