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van (third-person singular simple presentvans, present participlevanning, simple past and past participlevanned)
(transitive) To transport in a van or similar vehicle (especially of horses).
1966, United States Congress, Senate, Committee on Commerce, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
I have to have a license to own them, a license to train them, my jockey has to have a license to ride them, the van company must have a license to van them, and the black shoe man must have a license to shoe them.
1999, Bonnie Bryant, Changing Leads, page 53:
had their own horses, but they hadn't bothered to van them over to Pine Hollow for this outing.
(Internetslang, used in passive voice) Of law enforcement: to arrest (not necessarily in a van; derived from party van).
2011, The hackers hacked: main Anonymous IRC servers invaded:
One Anon explained the reason for this, saying: "As for the domains, they were transferred to Ryan after some of us got vanned so he can keep the network up. What he did certainly wasn't the plan." (Getting "vanned" refers to getting picked up by the police.)
2012, FBI names, arrests Anon who infiltrated its secret conference call:
He later told CW that he had been "v&" or "vanned" by the police, and he expressed surprise that the police showed him detailed transcripts of his conversations.
2013, Redditor Confesses to Murder with Meme, Gets Doxed by Other Redditors, Deletes His Account and Disappears:
But not before someone supposedly forwarded all the information onto the FBI. In a last-ditch effort to avoid getting "vanned," Naratto tried to put the memie back in the bottle
The hacker says he thinks he is about to be v&, or “vanned,” meaning being raided by law enforcement, sometime soon.
2016, Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: 'They're Trying to Ruin My Life.':
On Wednesday night, Motherboard spoke to the teenager accused of being Cracka. "I got fucking v&," he told Motherboard, using "v&," the slang for "vanned," or getting arrested. (At this point, the arrest had not been made public.)
2017, Dark Ops: An Anonymous Story, page 8:
Commander X: Yep, so now you all know how I got vanned. And you just met the snitch who did it to me.
A lakásom biztosítva van.(from biztosítva ← biztosít) ― My apartment (flat) is (has been) insured.
A probléma meg van oldva.(from megoldva ← megold) ― The issue is (has been) solved.
1846, János Arany, Toldi, , canto 6, stanza 13, prose translation by Anton N. Nyerges::
„Szakmány módra van rám mérve minden óra: / Jöttem kegyelmedhez búcsuvevő szóra.”
“Every hour is measured as though by contract. / I come to bid you now farewell.”
The functions of this verb don’t fully overlap with the usage of corresponding verbs of other languages (compare Spanishser, estar or Thaiคือ(kʉʉ), เป็น(bpen), อยู่(yùu)):
Van egy törpe a zsebemben. or Törpe van a zsebemben. ― There is a dwarf in my pocket. – existence (used with an indefinite subject)
van egy zsebtörpém. ― I have a pocket-dwarf. (literally, “there is a pocket-dwarf-my”) – possession
A törpe a zsebemben van. ― The dwarf is in my pocket. – location (used with a prepositional phrase in English)
A törpe jól van. ― The dwarf is well. – state, condition (used with an adverb in English)
A törpe kicsi ∅. ― The dwarf is small. – copula (used with an adjective or a noun as part of the predicate)
As we can see, the verb is omitted in the last sentence. It happens only in the given sense and only in the present-tense third-person singular and plural forms (“he/she/it” and “they”):
When used with an adjective (qualification) or a noun (whether with the definite or the indefinite article), i.e. when it answers the question who? or what? (including what …… like?) or which?, the (indicative present third-person) forms van and vannak are omitted:
Béla okos. ― Béla is clever.
Béla a király. ― Béla is the king.
Béla egy ember. ― Béla is a human.
On the other hand, if is or are answers the question where? or how?, these verb forms will appear as usual:
Béla itt van. ― Béla is here.
Béla jól van. ― Béla is (feeling) well.
It also appears if van/vannak is the focus of the sentence. This happens when the sentence means that the property described by the adjective (e.g. strength) reaches or exceeds some specified level and this is emphasized by the speaker. In this case, the adjective is preceded by a word like olyan(“such”), annyira(“that much”), elég(“enough”).
Béla van annyira erős, hogy felemelje a szekrényt. ― Béla is strong enough to lift the cupboard.
The forms other than van and vannak are always used.
(all verb senses):van in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
( synonym of the noun vagyon):van in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN