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gain

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1 verb obtain TRANSITIVEfaigh verb  c m ugnóthaigh verb  c m uto gain permission to do sth cead a fháil rud a dhéanamhto gain information about sth eolas a fháil faoi rudthey gained entry to the house d'éirigh leo dul isteach sa teach, fuair siad isteach sa teachshe gained the impression that he was annoyed bhraith sí go raibh cantal air, chonacthas di go raibh sé míshástathe state gained possession of the works of art ghlac an stát seilbh ar na saothair ealaíne, fuair an stát seilbh ar na saothair ealaíne 2 verb achieve TRANSITIVEbain amach  c m ugnóthaigh verb  c m ushe gained a degree in science bhain sí céim amach san EolaíochtJamaica gained full independence in 1962 bhain Iamáice lánsaoirse amach in 1962it's a chance to gain some experience is deis é chun roinnt taithí a fháilthis tradition has gained a foothold in the country tá greim faighte ag an traidisiún seo sa tír
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3 verb get more and more of sth TRANSITIVEfaigh verb  c m ugnóthaigh verb  c m ubain amach  c m uthey want to gain a better understanding of it teastaíonn uathu tuiscint níos fearr a fháil airthe hotel gained a great reputation bhain an t-óstán an-cháil amachthey're gaining in confidence tá siad ag éirí níos muinínías she gained in strength de réir mar a neartaigh sí, de réir mar a chuaigh sí i neart 4 verb get a benefit or advantage TRANSITIVEgnóthaigh verb  c m uthere's nothing to be gained from it níl a dhath le gnóthú air, ní haon mhaith d'aon duine é, saothar in aisce é, ní bheidh dada dá bharr ag aon duineshe has nothing to gain by lying níl haon tairbhe di bheith ag insint bréag, níl dada le gnóthú aici ar bhréagahe stands to gain from my death rachaidh mo bhás chun sochair dóhe gained a lot of benefit from the course rinne an cúrsa an-leas dó, chuaigh an cúrsa chun tairbhe go mór dóshe's trying to gain an advantage tá sí ag iarraidh buntáiste a fháil 5 verb especially POL, SPOR win in a competition or contest TRANSITIVEgnóthaigh verb  c m ubuaigh verb  c m ubain verb  c m ufaigh verb  c m uthey gained 20 seats bhuaigh siad 20 suíochán, ghnóthaigh siad 20 suíochánthey gained their first victory of the season bhuaigh siad a gcéad chluiche den séasúrthe amendment gained 5 votes fuair an leasú 5 vóta, caitheadh 5 vóta leis an leasú 6 verb increase in amount etc TRANSITIVEbain amach  c m ugnóthaigh verb  c m uthey've gained a greater market share tá sciar níos mó den mhargadh bainte amach acuhe gained two stones in weight chuir sé suas dhá chloch mheáchainwe're gaining speed táimid ag dul níos tapúla, táimid ag géarú sa luasas we gained height de réir mar a chuamar in airde 7 verb especially FIN increase in value
TRANSITIVEméadaigh verb  c m uardaigh verb  c m uthe euro gained 5 cents d'ardaigh an euro 5 cent
INTRANSITIVEméadaigh verb  c m uardaigh verb  c m uthe dollar gained against the euro d'ardaigh luach an dollar in aghaidh an euro, threisigh luach an dollar in aghaidh an euro
8 verb get faster
TRANSITIVEtéigh tapa verbtéigh sciobtha verbtéigh gasta verbthe clock gained ten minutes a day chuaigh an clog deich nóiméad tapa in aghaidh an lae
INTRANSITIVEtéigh tapa verbtéigh sciobtha verbtéigh gasta verbmy watch is gaining tá m'uaireadóir ag dul róthapa
9 verb reach a place TRANSITIVEsroich verb  c m ubain amach  c m uwe gained the summit bhaineamar an barr amach, shroicheamar an mullach
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10 noun advantage, benefitsochar masc1  c m utairbhe fem4  c m uleas masc3  c m uwe're not looking for short-term gains ní sochar gearrthéarmach atá uainnthere are gains in this for farmers déanfaidh sé seo leas d'fheirmeoirí, rachaidh sé seo chun sochair d'fheirmeoiríhe's only working for his own gain ar mhaithe leis féin amháin atá sé ag obair sb's loss is sb else's gain is olc an ghaoth nach séideann maith do dhuine éigin 11 noun improvementfeabhas masc1  c m udul chun cinn  c m ushe smiled, that was a gain rinne sí meangadh gáire, b'in feabhasthe children made huge gains in writing rinne na páistí an-dul chun cinn sa scríbhneoireacht, tháinig an-fheabhas ar scríbhneoireacht na bpáistíproductivity gains feabhas ar tháirgiúlacht, méadú ar tháirgiúlacht 12 noun especially FIN increase in amount or valueméadú masc  c m ugnóthachan masc1  c m ua gain of 25 cent méadú 25 centhe had a weight gain of 2 kg bhí 2 kg meáchain curtha suas aige, bhí méadú de 2 kg tagtha ar a mheáchan 13 noun especially ECON, FIN, ACC profit, financial advantagegnóthachan masc1  c m ubrabús masc1  c m usochar masc1  c m uthey made net gains of 2% bhí glanghnóthachan 2% acuwe made no financial gain from it ní dhearnamar aon airgead air, ní raibh pingin dá bharr againnit was sold for commercial gain díoladh é ar mhaithe le sochar tráchtálagains and losses gnóthachain agus caillteanaisgains from investments gnóthachain ar infheistíochtaíyou've made a gain of €25 tá €25 déanta agat, tá brabús €25 déanta agat 14 noun MIL territory taken under controlthey lost their recent gains chaill siad an méid a bhí tugtha faoina smacht acu le déanaíthey made significant territorial gains thug siad go leor den tír faoina smacht 15 noun POL new seat won in an electionLabour gains in the election na suíocháin bhreise a bhuaigh an Lucht Oibre sa toghchánthe party made huge gains rinne an páirtí dul chun cinn iontach, chuir an páirtí go mór leis an líon suíochán a bhí aigethey need a gain of three seats ní mór dóibh trí shuíochán sa bhreis a ghnóthú 16 noun ELECTRON amplificationneartúchán masc1  c m uneartú masc  c m uamplifier gain neartú aimplitheora
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to gain ground

1 make progress, become more successfuldul chun cinndul chun cinn a dhéanamh 2 MIL capture more territorytalamh a ghabháiltalamh a thabhairt faoi do smacht

to gain time

níos mó ama a fháil

there's no gain without pain

ní fhaightear saill gan saothrúmá bhíonn cearc leat ag breith caithfidh tú cur suas lena cuid glagarnaíis iomaí puth go barr cnoic

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