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earn

1 verb FIN receive money for work etc TRANSITIVEtuill verb  c m usaothraigh verb  c m ushe earned herself a lot of money thuill sí a lán airgid di féin, rinne sí pingin mhaith di féin 2 verb FIN gain money TRANSITIVEtuill verb  c m ugnóthaigh verb  c m uthat win earned her €1,000 thuill sí €1,000 leis an mbua sin; ghnóthaigh sí €1,000 as an mbua sinthat investment should earn a return of 20% ba cheart go dtuillfeadh an infheistíocht sin 20%, ba cheart go mbeadh brabach 20% ar an infheistíocht sin
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3 verb gain through your efforts TRANSITIVEtuill verb  c m ugnóthaigh verb  c m ubain amach  c m uhe earned a reputation as an expert thuill sé cáil mar shaineolaí, bhain sé cáil amach mar shaineolaí
phrases

to earn a crust

(also

to earn your crust

) informal FINdo chrústa a thuilleamhdo chuid a shaothrúgreim a chur i do bhéal

to earn a living

FINdo bheatha a shaothrúdo shlí bheatha a bhaint amachdo chuid a shaothrú

to earn your keep

1 FIN work for food etcdo bheatha a shaothrúdo chuid a shaothrú 2 be worth time and money spentlet's hope you'll earn your keep bímis ag súil gur fiú an méid a chaithfear ort thú, bímis ag súil gur maith an oidhe do bhéil é ort, tá súil agam gur fiú do bhéile thú

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