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onderspoeling

English translation: undercutting, undermining

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13:30 Jul 20, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Dutch term or phrase: onderspoeling
In civil engineering text:

Op het moment dat dit gebeurde ontstond er een forse watersroom vanuit de duiker naar de bouwkuip waarbij uiteindelijk door onderspoeling een groot deel van de duiker is weggespoeld.

I can't find this word in my Kluwer (I have an oldish copy).

Thanks!

Pikey
Anne Key
Local time: 11:12
English translation:undercutting, undermining
Explanation:
onderspoelen is to undercut/undermine and it comes from that - 'door waterstroom ondermijnen'. Ref. Kluwer Groot Polytechnisch Woordenboek.
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Lucy Simpson
Local time: 11:12
Grading comment
Thanks for your help and the reference - I have a smallish Kluwer, so will probably go ahead and order a bigger one now!
Pikey
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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undercutting, undermining


Explanation:
onderspoelen is to undercut/undermine and it comes from that - 'door waterstroom ondermijnen'. Ref. Kluwer Groot Polytechnisch Woordenboek.

Lucy Simpson
Local time: 11:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 117
Grading comment
Thanks for your help and the reference - I have a smallish Kluwer, so will probably go ahead and order a bigger one now!
Pikey
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