New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: given · giver · dive · five · gibe · hive · jive · live · alive · chive
  • EN > GA
  • GA > EN

give

verb
noun
phrases
verb
1 verb pass (sth to sb) TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m ugive me that pen tabhair dom an peann sinshe gave the flowers to her mother thug sí na bláthanna dá máthair 2 verb provide TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uthis gives me an opportunity tugann sé seo deis domit gives good support to your back tugann sé tacaíocht mhaith do do dhroimthey gave her time to think about it thug siad am di le smaoineamh faoithat's what gives the town its name is as sin a fuair an baile a ainm
Show full entry 
3 verb use form of communication TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m u to give instructions to sb treoracha a thabhairt do dhuinehe gave me great advice thug sé comhairle mhaith domto give a lecture léacht a thabhairt to give notice fógra a thabhairt to give evidence fianaise a thabhairt 4 verb gift etc TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uI gave him a card for his birthday thug mé cárta dó dá lá breithehe was given a gift by his colleagues fuair sé bronntanas óna chomhghleacaithe 5 verb invest oneself TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m usome people give a lot of themselves bíonn cuid de na daoine an-ghnaíúil, tugann roinnt de na daoine a lán 6 verb perform an action TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m ushe gave them a kiss thug sí póg dóibhwe'll give the house a good cleaning tabharfaimid sciúradh na cuinneoige don teachshe gave another look in the mirror thug sí sracfhéachaint eile sa scáthán, d'fhéach sí isteach sa scáthán aríshe gave me a push in the back thug sé sonc sa droim domshe gave a shudder bhuail crith í, chuaigh creathán tríthihe gave a giggle thosaigh sé ag sclogaíl gháire, rinne sé sciotaíl gháire 7 verb pay money TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uI'll give you ten euro for that tabharfaidh mé deich euro duit air sin 8 verb to charity etc
TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m ubronn verb  c m uhe gave 20,000 euro to the foundation thug sé 20,000 euro don fhondúireacht
INTRANSITIVEairgead a thabhairtairgead a bhronnadh
they don't give to charities ní thugann siad airgead do chumainn charthanachta
9 verb funding TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m ucuir ar fáil VPthe council gave the club funding thug an chomhairle maoiniú don chlub, chuir an Chomhairle maoiniú ar fáil don chlubwe weren't given adequate funds for the campaign níor tugadh dóthain airgid dúinn le haghaidh an fheachtais 10 verb confer (rights etc) TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uthe police were given extra powers tugadh cumhachtaí breise do na póilíníspecial status was given to the Gaeltacht areas tugadh stádas ar leith do na ceantair Ghaeltachta 11 verb devote (time, effort, etc) TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uthey didn't give any attention to the garden níor thug siad aon aird ar an ngairdínshe didn't give enough time to her music níor thug sí a dóthain ama dá cuid ceoil, níor chaith sí go leor ama lena cuid ceoilI haven't given much thought to it is beag machnamh atá déanta agam air 12 verb allocate (time) TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uwe'll give you an hour to finish the exam tabharfaimid uair an chloig duit chun an scrúdú a chríochnúwe were given three weeks to move out tugadh trí seachtaine dúinn le bogadh amach 13 verb informal estimating the end of sth TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uI'll give them three weeks! tabharfaidh mé trí seachtaine dóibh! 14 verb produce particular effect TRANSITIVEthe vegetables give it a great colour cuireann na glasraí dath breá airthis gives it the appearance of a boat cuireann sé seo cuma bháid air 15 verb produce (sensation, emotion) TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uthe walk gave him an appetite thug an tsiúlóid goile dóit'll give hope to the staff tabharfaidh sé misneach don fhoireannchocolate gives me a headache cuireann seacláid tinneas cinn orm, faighim tinneas cinn ó sheacláidshe was given a terrible fright scanraíodh go mór í, baineadh scanradh mór aisti 16 verb cause to think, believe sth TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uhe was given a lot of confidence by his parents thug a thuismitheoirí an-mhisneach dóshe gave the impression of being a dog lover thug sí le tuiscint gur thaitin madraí léicartoons gave me the idea fuair mé an smaoineamh ó chartúin, cartúin a spreag an smaoineamh ionam 17 verb transmit (illness) TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m udon't give me your cold ná tabhair do shlaghdán domsathe mosquitoes gave him malaria tholg sé maláire ó na muiscítí 18 verb prison sentence TRANSITIVEgearr ar PhrV  c m uthe judge gave him five years ghearr an breitheamh cúig bliana air, chuir an breitheamh cúig bliana airhe was given ten years for fraud gearradh deich mbliana air as calaois 19 verb medicine TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uthe doctor gave her pills thug an dochtúir piollaí diI was given an injection tugadh instealladh dom 20 verb mark, grade, etc TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uthe teacher gave me an A in the exam thug an múinteoir A dom sa scrúdúshe was given a first tugadh céadonóracha di 21 verb greeting TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m ucuir in iúl VPgive my regards to your aunt tabhair mo bheannacht do d'aintín, abair le d'aintín go raibh mé ag cur a tuairiscegive my condolences to his family cuir mo chomhbhrón in iúl dá mhuintir 22 verb compromise TRANSITIVEgéill verb  c m ulig uait PhrV  c m uyou have to give a little in all relationships caithfidh tú beagán a ghéilleadh i ngach caidreamh they didn't give an inch níor ghéill siad orlach 23 verb yield, bend INTRANSITIVEtabhair uait PhrV  c m ugéill verb  c m uthe wall gave under my weight thug an balla uaidh faoi mo mheáchan, d'imigh an balla faoi mo mheáchanmy legs gave thug mo chosa uathu, d'imigh mo chosa fúm, d'imigh mo chosa uaim
noun
24 noun extent to which sth yieldsligean masc1  c m ugéilleadh masc  c m uthe ladder had a lot of give in it bhí an-ligean sa dréimire, bhí an-ghéilleadh sa dréimire
phrases

don't give me that!

ní chreidim é sin!ná bac leis an tseafóid!éirigh as an amaidí!don't give me any of that 'I didn't know' nonsense! ná bac leis an tseafóid sin faoi 'ní raibh a fhios agam'!

to give a damn

informal (also

to give a shit

informal) I don't give a damn is cuma liom sa sioc, is cuma liom sa diabhalthey don't give a damn about the money is cuma leo sa sioc faoin airgead, is cuma leo sa diabhal faoin airgead, is ríchuma leo faoin airgeadhe'd be on the team if he gave a damn bheadh sé ar an bhfoireann dá mbeadh aon spéis aige ann

to give sth a go

informal triail a bhaint as rudrud a thriailtabhairt faoi rudrud a sheansáilgive it a go! bain triail as!

to give (sb) a hand

lámh chúnta a thabhairt (do dhuine)lámh chuidithe a thabhairt (do dhuine)cúnamh a thabhairt (do dhuine)

give and take

1 willingness to compromiseligean chugat agus uaitthere has to be a bit of give and take from both sides caithfidh ligean chugat agus uait a bheith ar an dá thaobh, caithfidh an dá thaobh géilleadh beagánthe give and take of family life ligean agus leas an teaghlaigh 2 discussioncur agus cúiteamhcaibidil 3 discussbheith ag cur is ag cúiteamh

to give as good as you get

1 in argumenthe gave as good as he got sheas sé an fód go daingean, níor ghéill sé orlach 2 in physical fightan fód a sheasamh go daingean

to give sb their due

a cheart a thabhairt do dhuineto give her her due, she didn't give in lena ceart a thabhairt di, níor ghéill sí

to give it to sb

1 in order to winé a thabhairt ó thalamh do dhuine 2 criticisetabhairt amach do dhuineíde béil a thabhairt do dhuineíde na muc agus na madraí a thabhairt do dhuinescalladh teanga a thabhairt do dhuine 3 vulgar have sex with sbé a thabhairt do dhuine vulgar

to give it up for sb

give it up for this year's winners! bualadh bos mór do bhuaiteoirí na bliana seo!

give me ... any day

informal (also

give me ... any time

, give me ... over ... any day

) b'fhearr liom ... lá ar bithI like vegetables but give me a steak any day is maith liom glasraí ach b'fhearr liom stéig lá ar bithgive me hurling over football any time b'fhearr liom iomáint ná peil lá ar bith

to give yourself airs

bheith ag cur gothaí ort féinbheith ag déanamh gaiscebheith ag galamaisíocht

to give sth a shot

triail a bhaint as rudrud a thriailtabhairt faoi rudiarraidh a thabhairt ar rud

to give sb a shot

seans a thabhairt do dhuine

give or take (sth)

thart artuairim isisteach is amach lehe paid fifty euro for it, give or take d'íoc sé thart ar chaoga euro airthree years, give or take a day or two trí bliana, lá nó dhó faoi nó thairis

to give sb one

vulgar ceann a thabhairt do dhuine vulgar

to give rise to sth

the results gave rise to concern is cúis imní iad na torthaí, is ábhar imní iad na torthaílongevity gives rise to a need for more health care bíonn gá le níos mó cúram sláinte toisc go maireann daoine níos faide

to give the game away

an scéal a sceitheadhan rún a scaoileadhan cat a ligean as an mála

to give sth up as a bad job

informal rud a chaitheamh in aerrud a thabhairt suasdeireadh dúile a bhaint de rud

to give up the ghost

1 machine etc: stop workingcliseadhteipthe pump finally gave up the ghost chlis ar an bpumpa sa deireadh, stad an pumpa ag obair sa deireadh 2 diebás a fháiléagsíothlú 3 stop tryingéirí astabhairt suasto give up the ghost on sth rud a chaitheamh in aer, rud a thabhairt suas

to give way

1 wall, floor, etctabhairt uaitthe wall gave way beneath our feet thug an balla uaidh faoinár gcosa, d'imigh an balla faoinár gcosamy legs gave way lúb na cosa fúm 2 idea, belief, etcdul i léigdul i laige

to give way to sth

géilleadh do rudenthusiasm gives way to boredom tagann an leadrán in áit an díocais

I give you ...

1 introducing sbseo agaibh ...seo daoibh ... 2 in toast to sbólaimis sláinte ...

I'll give you that (much)

informal géillim duit sa mhéid singlacaim an méid sin uaittá an ceart agat sa mhéid sin

something has got to give

caithfidh rud éigin géilleadhshe's working too hard, something has got to give tá sí ag obair róchrua, caithfidh rud éigin géilleadhone of them has got to give or it'll never be settled caithfidh duine acu géilleadh nó ní réiteofar go deo é

what gives?

very informal céard atá ag tarlú?cad é atá ag dul ar aghaidh?cad é an scéal anseo?

Phrases and Examples in other entries