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float

verb
noun
phrases
verb
1 verb stay, move on surface
INTRANSITIVEbheith ar snámhbheith ar bharr uiscethe bottle floated on the water bhí an buidéal ar snámh ar bharr an uisce
TRANSITIVEcuir ar snámh
2 verb move in liquid INTRANSITIVEbheith ar snámhit floated to the surface tháinig sé go barr uisce
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3 verb hang, move in air INTRANSITIVEbheith ar foluainthe clouds were floating above us bhí na scamaill ar foluain os ár gcionnsnow floated down on the hills thit sneachta go mall réidh ar na cnoic 4 verb move casually INTRANSITIVEbheith ag fánaíochtbheith ag crochadh thartbheith ag bodaireachtI floated around for a year bhí mé ag fánaíocht thart ar feadh bliana, bhí mé ag crochadh thart ar feadh blianashe floated from one job to another chuaigh sí ó phost go post 5 verb move lightly, gracefully INTRANSITIVEsiúil go seoltasiúil go grástúilhe floated onto the stage shiúil sé amach ar an ardán go seolta, shiúil sé amach ar an ardán go héadrom ar a chos 6 verb be audible INTRANSITIVEbheith le cloisteáilthe music floated from the room bhí an ceol le cloisteáil ón seomra 7 verb of perfume, odour INTRANSITIVEa strange smell floated into the room tháinig boladh aisteach isteach sa seomra, bhí boladh aisteach le mothú sa seomraa nasty smell floats from the factory bíonn boladh bréan ón monarcha, tagann boladh bréan ar an ngaoth ón monarcha 8 verb SPOR ball TRANSITIVEseol verb  c m uto float the ball over the bar an liathróid a sheoladh thar an trasnán 9 verb idea, suggestion TRANSITIVEcuir i láthair  c m ucuir chun cinnto float a few ideas cúpla smaoineamh a chur i láthairsome names have already been floated tá roinnt ainmneacha luaite cheana féin, tá roinnt ainmneacha curtha chun cinn cheana féin 10 verb FIN shares, company
TRANSITIVEbunaigh go poiblícuir ar an stocmhalartán
INTRANSITIVEthe company floated in May cuireadh an comhlacht ar an stocmhalartán i mí na Bealtaine
11 verb FIN fluctuate in value INTRANSITIVEluainigh verbbheith ag ardú agus ag ísliúthe price is floating tá an praghas ag luainiú
noun
12 noun FIN of shares, companybefore the float sular cuireadh an comhlacht ar an stocmhalartán 13 noun FISH on fishing linebleaindí masc  c m ubuimbiléad masc  c m u 14 noun SWIM for learner swimmersnámhán masc1  c m u 15 noun AERO on seaplanesnámhán masc1  c m u 16 noun AUTO vehicleflóta masc  c m u 17 noun in paradeflóta masc  c m u 18 noun FIN, COMM cashairgead reathacúlchnap masc1  c m u 19 noun DRINK (especially US) drinkflóta masc  c m u 20 noun ZOOL of marine animalsnámhán masc1  c m u 21 noun ENG of valvesnámhán masc1  c m ufloat switch snámhlasc 22 noun for plasteringbarrmhíneadóir masc3  c m umíneadóir masc3 23 noun contingency timeteagmhas masc1  c m uam breiseyou need float time in the programme ní mór duit am teagmhais a fhágáil sa chlár, fág solúbthacht bheag sa chlár
phrases

to float on air

(also

to float on a cloud

) sciatháin a bheith ortbheith ar bharr a tsaoilshe's floating on air tá sceitimíní áthais uirthi, tá eiteoga ar a croí, tá ríméad an tsaoil uirthi, tá lúcháir an domhain uirthi

to float sb's boat

informalthose musicians don't float my boat ní hiad na ceoltóirí sin is ansa liomif that's what floats your boat más é sin a thaitníonn leat whatever floats your boat mar is áil leat féin é, pé ar bith rud is fearr leat, cibé rud is maith leat féin

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