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drive

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noun
1 noun TRANSP trip in vehicleturas masc1  c m uaistear masc1  c m uto go for (to take) a drive dul ar thuras sa charr, geábh a thabhairt sa charr, seáp a thabhairt sa mhótarwe had a lovely drive across the country bhí turas álainn againn trasna na tírethey're within a short drive of us níl siad i bhfad uainn sa charrthe sea was only an hour's drive away ní raibh an fharraige ach uair an chloig uainn sa charr 2 noun path or road leading to propertycabhsa masc4  c m usráid fem2  c m uin the drive sa chabhsa, ar an tsráid
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3 noun campaignfeachtas masc1  c m udreasú masc  c m udrive for equality feachtas i gcomhair comhionannaisdrive against anti-social behaviour feachtas i gcoinne iompraíocht fhrithshóisialta, feachtas in éadan iompraíocht fhrithshóisialtato launch a drive to do sth feachtas a sheoladh chun rud a dhéanamh 4 noun MIL military offensive ionsaí masc4  c m ufogha masc4  c m uto mount a drive against sb ionsaí a dhéanamh ar dhuine, fogha a thabhairt faoi dhuine 5 noun HUNT chasing game towards gunsruaigeadh mascseilg fem2  c m u 6 noun PSYCH sense of dynamism and motivationtreallús masc1  c m uto have drive bheith treallúsach, díocas a bheith ort, tiomáint a bheith ionat 7 noun COMP computer devicetiomántán masc1  c m uexternal drive tiomántán seachtrach 8 noun AUTO, ENG transmission systemtiomáint fem3  c m utwo-wheel drive tiomáint dhá roth
modifiertiomána  c m udrive axel acastóir tiomána
9 noun AUTO mode in automatic vehicleDrive foreign select Drive and off you go roghnaigh Drive agus ar aghaidh leat 10 noun GOLF, SPOR powerful straight shot or stroketiomáint fem3  c m ushe started with an accurate drive off the first tee thosaigh sí le tiomáint bheacht ón gcéad tíforehand drive tultiomáint 11 noun GAMES social games eventcomórtas masc1  c m uimchluiche masc4  c m ucard drive imchluiche cártaí
verb
12 verb use or steer vehicle
INTRANSITIVEtiomáin verb  c m ushe was driving carelessly bhí sí ag tiomáint go míchúramachshe drives for the manager tiomáineann sí don bhainisteoirto drive into sth bualadh faoi rud, tiomáint isteach i rudto drive on the left tiomáint ar thaobh na láimhe cléI was just driving along ní raibh mé ach ag tiomáint liomhe drove off down the hill like a maniac thiomáin sé leis síos an cnoc ar luas lasrach
TRANSITIVEtiomáin verb  c m uto drive your child to school do leanbh a thabhairt ar scoil sa charrto drive a load lód a thabhairt leat, lód a thiomáinthe drove himself to the hospital thiomáin sé é féin go dtí an t-ospidéal
13 verb handle well (of vehicle) INTRANSITIVEthis car drives well tá an carr seo go deas le tiomáint 14 verb provide impetus for sth TRANSITIVEcuir chun cinnspreag verb  c m uto drive growth fás a chur chun cinn, fás a spreagadh 15 verb compel sb to act in particular way TRANSITIVEto drive sb mad duine a chur glan as a mheabhair, duine a chur ar mire, duine a chur le báiníto drive sb to drink duine a chur ar an ólto drive sb to despair éadóchas a chur ar dhuineto drive yourself to the limit do mhine ghéire a dhéanamh, bheith ar theann do dhíchillto drive sb over the edge duine a chur as a chiall ar fadto be driven by sth rud a bheith mar spreagadh agat, rud a bheith mar bhun agus barr le do ghníomhwhen driven to it nuair a thagann an crú ar an tairne, nuair nach bhfuil an dara rogha agat 16 verb AGR, HUNT herd people or animals TRANSITIVEdíbir verb  c m uruaig verb  c m useol verb  c m uto drive cattle before you beithígh a sheoladh romhat, beithígh a bhagairt romhatto drive people off the land daoine a dhíbirt ón talamh, daoine a ruaigeadh ón talamh 17 verb banish TRANSITIVEruaig verb  c m uan ruaig a chur arhe drove the thought from his mind ruaig sé an smaoineamh as a intinn, chuir sé an smaoineamh as a intinn 18 verb COMP operate device (of software etc) TRANSITIVEtiomáin verb  c m ucuir ag obairyou need the software to drive the printer tá na bogearraí de dhíth ort chun an printéir a chur ag obair 19 verb power or propel TRANSITIVEtiomáin verb  c m uoibrigh verb  c m udaylight drives an electric pump tiomáineann solas an lae pumpa leictreach, oibríonn solas an lae pumpa leictreach 20 verb force sb to work hard TRANSITIVEtiomáin verb  c m uto drive yourself hard bheith dian ort féin, luí amach ort féinshe drove herself hard bhí sí dian uirthi féin, níor spáráil sí í féin 21 verb push (of cloud, rain, boat etc)
INTRANSITIVEthe rain was driving against the window bhí an bháisteach ag clascairt i gcoinne na fuinneoige, bhí an fhearthainn ag clagarnach ar an bhfuinneog
TRANSITIVEbrúigh verb  c m uséid verb  c m uthe clouds were driven out to sea séideadh na scamaill amach chun na farraigeto drive a boat off course bád a chur dá cúrsa
22 verb push (nail, spike etc) TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m utiomáin verb  c m usáigh verb  c m uto drive a nail into a board tairne a thiomáint isteach i gclárto drive a stake into the ground cuaille a shá sa talamhto drive a knife into sb duine a shá le scian 23 verb SPOR hit or kick ball hard TRANSITIVEtiomáin verb  c m uto drive the ball into the net an liathróid a thiomáint isteach san eangach, an liathróid a bhá san eangachhe drove the ball 350 yards off the tee thiomáin sé an liathróid 350 slat ón tí
phrases

to drive a coach and horses through sth

cis ar easair a dhéanamh de rudeasair chosáin a dhéanamh de rud

to drive a hard bargain

margadh crua a dhéanamhshe drives a very hard bargain ní ligfidh sí rud ar bith uaithi go bog, ní ligfidh sí a cnámh leis an madra

to drive a wedge between

teacht idirit drove a wedge between them tháinig sé eatarthu, chuir sé in adharca a chéile iad

to drive sth home

1 hammer sth into positionto drive a nail home tairne a thiomáint ina áitto drive the ball home an liathróid a lascadh isteach san eangach 2 make point forcefullyrud a chur abhaile ortrud a chur ina luí ortrud a chur ar do shúile duitthey drove the message home on us chuir siad an teachtaireacht abhaile orainn, chuir siad an teachtaireacht ina luí orainn

to drive sb round the bend

(also

drive sb round the twist

) informal duine a chur as a mheabhairduine a chur as a chiallduine a chur as a chrann cumhachta

to drive sb up the wall

informal duine a chur le báiníduine a chur soirduine a chur ar mire glan

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