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follow

verb
phrases
verb
1 verb go behind sb/sth
INTRANSITIVEshe ran and he followed rith sise agus tháinig seisean ina diaidhI followed behind in the car tháinig mise taobh thiar sa charr
TRANSITIVElean verb  c m uI followed him out lean mé amach éshe followed him down the road lean sí síos an bóthar é
2 verb deliberately track sb TRANSITIVElean verb  c m usomeone is following me tá duine éigin do mo leanúint, tá duine éigin i mo dhiaidh to follow sb home duine a leanúint abhaile
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3 verb go to join sb
INTRANSITIVEhe went to England and his family followed chuaigh sé go Sasana agus chuaigh a chlann ina dhiaidh, chuaigh sé go Sasana agus lean a theaghlach é
TRANSITIVEtéigh i ndiaidh VPlean verb  c m uwe followed him abroad leanamar thar lear é
4 verb go along road, path etc TRANSITIVElean verb  c m ufollow the path through the woods lean an cosán tríd an gcoill 5 verb go alongside TRANSITIVEgabh le taobh VPlean verb  c m ugabh le hais VPcoinnigh le PhrV  c m uthe road follows the river gabhann an bóthar le taobh na habhann, leanann an bóthar an abhainn 6 verb go where signs lead TRANSITIVElean verb  c m uwe followed the signs for Sligo leanamar na comharthaí do ShligeachI'm no good at following directions níl aon mhaitheas ionam ag leanúint treoracha 7 verb watch sb/sth carefully TRANSITIVElean verb  c m ufair verb  c m usúil a choinneáil ar VPhis eyes followed the knife choinnigh sé súil ar an scianI followed his progress across the room d'fhair mé é ag déanamh a shlí trasna an tseomra 8 verb guidelines, rules, advice etc TRANSITIVEcloígh le PhrV  c m ulean verb  c m ufollow the guidelines lean na treoirlínte, cloígh leis na treoirlínteshe never followed the rules níor lean sí na rialacha riamhfollow my advice glac le mo chomhairleI'm following a strict diet tá mé ar aiste dhocht bia 9 verb happen after sth else
INTRANSITIVEa very busy week followed bhí seachtain an-ghnóthach ann ina dhiaidh sinpass the test and success will surely follow faigh pas sa scrúdú agus níl dabht ach go mbeidh rath ort ina dhiaidhlunch followed soon after níorbh fhada go raibh an lón annthere followed a period of decline tháinig tréimhse meatha ina dhiaidh sin in the days that followed sna laethanta ina dhiaidh sin worse was to follow bhí níos measa le teacht we didn't understand what was to follow níor thuigeamar a raibh le teacht
TRANSITIVEtar i ndiaidhlean verb  c m uthe term is followed by a month's holiday tagann saoire míosa i ndiaidh an téarma, leanann saoire míosa an téarmathe soup was quickly followed by the main meal tháinig an príomhchúrsa díreach i ndiaidh an anraitha shout followed by a kick drove her away chuir béic agus cic ina diaidh an ruaig uirthi
10 verb happen as result of sth TRANSITIVEtar i ndiaidhtar sna sála arit follows allegations about his private life tagann sé sna sála ar líomhaintí faoina shaol pearsanta 11 verb in list, series, sequence etc
INTRANSITIVElean verb  c m uit sold well and further books followed bhí díol maith air agus tháinig leabhair eile ina dhiaidhthe fees are as follows is iad seo a leanas na táillíthere'll be pasta with fish to follow beidh pasta ann agus iasc ina dhiaidhwhat follows is a résumé of the story seo thíos achoimre ar an scéal
TRANSITIVElean verb  c m utar i ndiaidh VPtar sa tóin ar VPthe letter was soon followed by another tháinig litir eile ina diaidh gan rómhoill
12 verb do same as sb else, as career etc
TRANSITIVEtéigh le PhrV  c m ulean le PhrV  c m uhe followed his father's trade lean sé le ceird a athar, chuaigh sé le ceird a atharshe won, following her mother who did so in 1954 bhuaigh sí, dála a máthar a rinne amhlaidh sa bhliain 1954 to follow sb's example (also to follow sb's lead) sampla duine a leanúint, aithris a dhéanamh ar dhuinehe followed his brother into the quarry business lean sé a dheartháir isteach i ngnó an chairéil, chuaigh sé le gnó an chairéil mar a rinne a dheartháir
INTRANSITIVEwhere Germany leads Ireland will soon follow ní fada go mbeidh Éire ag leanúint shampla na Gearmáine
13 verb pursue particular course TRANSITIVE to follow your dream d'aisling a fhíorúshe moved to New York to follow her dream bhog sí go Nua Eabhrac lena haisling a fhíorúshe decided to follow her instincts shocraigh sí déanamh de réir mar a bhraith sí ina croí istigh to follow your heart dul de réir do chroí, mian do chroí a leanúint 14 verb do particular job etc TRANSITIVEgabh le PhrV  c m utéigh le PhrV  c m uhe followed a career in law chuaigh sé leis an dlí, chuaigh sé le dlíI knew what career I wanted to follow bhí a fhios agam cén ghairm bheatha a bhí uaim 15 verb be result of sth TRANSITIVEit follows from this that they're enemies is dá thoradh seo atá siad ina naimhdeit follows that ... fágann sé sin go ... 16 verb take interest in TRANSITIVEsuim a bheith agat i VPsuim a chur i VPlean verb  c m uI don't follow boxing níl suim agam sa dornálaíochtwhat team do you follow? cén fhoireann a leanann tú?we followed his progress with great interest chuireamar an-spéis sa dul chun cinn a bhí á dhéanamh aige 17 verb religion, belief etc TRANSITIVElean de PhrV  c m ucloígh le PhrV  c m ucleacht verb  c m uI still follow the old customs leanaim de na sean-nósanna fóswe can follow whatever faith we please is féidir linn cloí lenár rogha creideamh 18 verb observe and recount TRANSITIVElean verb  c m utrácht ar PhrV  c m ucur síos a dhéanamh ar VPthe programme follows his attempt to find a job leanann an clár a iarracht ar phost a fháilthe story follows a family on the breadline leanann an scéal teaghlach ar an ngannchuid 19 verb understand TRANSITIVEtuig verb  c m ulean verb  c m udo you follow me? an dtuigeann tú leat mé?I can't follow what he's saying ní féidir liom a bhfuil á rá aige a thuiscint, ní thuigim cad é atá sé a ráthe instructions are easy to follow tá na treoracha éasca a thuiscint, tá na treoracha furasta a leanúintthe accent is difficult to follow tá sé deacair an chanúint a thuiscint 20 verb happen in particular way TRANSITIVEit's following a pattern tá patrún ag baint leis 21 verb COMP click on link etc TRANSITIVElean verb  c m ufollow the link lean an nasc 22 verb COMP subscribe to sth on social medium TRANSITIVElean verb  c m u
phrases

to follow the crowd

(also

to follow the herd

) pejorative an slua a leanúintdul leis an slua

to follow at sb's heels

(also

to follow on sb's heels

) bheith le sála duinebheith sna sála ar dhuine

to follow hot on the heels of sth

(also

to follow hard on the heels of sth

) bheith sna sála ar rud

to follow in sb's footsteps

lorg duine a leanúint

to follow your nose

1 do what you feel is rightdo chroí a leanúint 2 go straight onleanúint díreach ar aghaidhleanúint ort caol díreach 3 pursue smellan boladh a leanúintdo shrón a leanúint

to follow suit

1 GAMES in cardsan dath a imirt 2 do same as sb elsean rud céanna a dhéanamhhe lifted one and I followed suit d'ardaigh sé ceann agus rinne mise an rud céanna, d'ardaigh sé ceann agus rinne mise aithris air

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