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coax

1 verb try to persuade TRANSITIVEtathantaigh ar PhrVmeall verb  c m uhe coaxed Seán into coming with him thathantaigh sé ar Sheán teacht leis, d'áitigh sé ar Sheán teacht leis'Come on!' he coaxed. 'Seo libh!' ar sé ag iarraidh iad a mhealladh. 2 verb persuade sb to give you sth TRANSITIVEmeall verb  c m uhe coaxed the money from me mheall sé an t-airgead uaim, bhréag sé an t-airgead uaim 3 verb make machine etc, do sth TRANSITIVEthey spent hours coaxing the engine to start chaith siad uaireanta an chloig ag iarraidh an t-inneall a chur ag obair 4 verb arrange carefully TRANSITIVEshe'd coaxed her hair into ringlets bhí a cuid gruaige cóirithe ina fáinní aici

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