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begin

1. verb start2. verb do first thing3. verb do/be sth first4. verb (of area, river etc) start somewhere5. verb start doing sth6. verb start process7. verb start to feel, think8. verb start to speak
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1 verb start INTRANSITIVEtosaigh verb  c m uthe meeting began at midday thosaigh an cruinniú ag meán lae, cuireadh tús leis an gcruinniú ag meán laewhen the war began nuair a thosaigh an cogadhthe morning began with showers bhí ceathanna ann an chéad rud ar maidin 2 verb do first thing INTRANSITIVEtosaigh verb  c m uit's a good place to begin is áit mhaith é le tosúshe began by thanking them ghlac sí buíochas leo ar dtús, ba é an chéad rud a rinne sí ná buíochas a ghabháil leo
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3 verb do/be sth first
INTRANSITIVEit begins as a single cell cill amháin a bhíonn ann ar dtúshe began as an apprentice printíseach a bhí ann ar dtús, bhí sé ina phrintíseach nuair a thosaigh sé amach, thosaigh sé an chéad uair mar phrintíseachshe began her life as a journalist b'iriseoir í i dtús a saoil, bhí sí ina hiriseoir nuair a thosaigh sí amach, bhí sí ina hiriseoir an chéad lá riamh
TRANSITIVEshe began her life as a journalist b'iriseoir í i dtús a saoil, bhí sí ina hiriseoir nuair a thosaigh sí amach, bhí sí ina hiriseoir an chéad uair
4 verb (of area, river etc) start somewhere INTRANSITIVEtosaigh verb  c m uthe national park begins at the river tosaíonn an pháirc náisiúnta ag an abhainnthe Shannon begins in County Cavan éiríonn an tSionainn i gContae an Chabháin, tá foinse na Sionainne i gContae an Chabháin 5 verb start doing sth TRANSITIVEtosaigh verb  c m uit began to snow thosaigh sé ag cur sneachta, thosaigh sé a chur sneachta 6 verb start process TRANSITIVEtús a chur letéigh i mbuntéigh i gceanntosaigh ar PhrV  c m uthey began talks with the trade union chuir siad tús le cainteanna leis an gceardchumann, chuaigh siad i mbun cainteanna leis an gceardchumannshe began the work thosaigh sí ar an obairwe began a new life thugamar faoi shaol nua 7 verb start to feel, think TRANSITIVEtosaigh verb  c m ushe began to think that it was a mistake thosaigh sí ag smaoineamh gur botún a bhí ann, thosaigh sí á cheapadh gur botún a bhí annI began to understand the power of the media thosaigh mé ag tuiscint chumhacht na meán, thosaigh mé ar thuiscint a fháil ar chumhacht na meán 8 verb start to speak TRANSITIVE'Listen,' he began. 'I'm tired.' 'Éist,' a dúirt sé. 'Tá mé tuirseach.'
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can't begin to

I can't begin to tell you the work that was involved ní fhéadfá a shamhlú an obair a bhí i gceist, ní chuimhneofá go deo ach an obair a bhí i gceist, níl a fhios go brách cad é an obair a bhí leis

to begin with

1 initiallyar dtúsi dtús amahe didn't have many friends to begin with ní raibh mórán cairde aige ar dtús, ní raibh mórán cairde aige i dtús ama, ní raibh mórán cairde aige i dtosach báire 2 in the first instancear an gcéad dul síosto begin with, it's important ar an gcéad dul síos, tá sé tábhachtach

it all began

it all began twenty years ago thosaigh sé ar fad fiche bliain ó shin, fiche bliain ó shin a thosaigh sé ar fad, thosaigh sé uilig go léir fiche bliain ó shin, cuireadh tús leis ar fad fiche bliain ó shin

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