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hold out

1 (v + adv) extend TRANSITIVEsín verb  c m usín amach  c m uhe held out his hand to her shín sé a lámh chuici, shín sé amach a lámh chuicishe held out a lollipop shín sí amach líreacán 2 (v + adv) last INTRANSITIVEseas verb  c m umair verb  c m uthe food won't hold out ní mhairfidh an bia, ní bheidh dóthain bia againnhow long will your money hold out? cé chomh fada a sheasfaidh do chuid airgid?, cá fhad a mhairfidh do chuid airgid?
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3 (v + adv) continue to resist INTRANSITIVEan fód a sheasamh VPseas verb  c m uthey held out for a week sheas siad an fód ar feadh seachtainehe held out to the last sheas sé an fód go básthe wall held out against the waves sheas an balla in aghaidh na dtonnta 4 (v + adv) continue to be successful INTRANSITIVEan fód a sheasamhTyrone held out in the first half sheas Tír Eoghain an fód sa chéad leaththey held out against bigger companies sheas siad an fód in aghaidh comhlachtaí níos mó, d'éirigh leo in aghaidh comhlachtaí níos mó 5 (v + adv) persist in effort get sth INTRANSITIVEan fód a sheasamh VPfan verb  c m uthe strikers held out for a wage increase sheas na stailceoirí an fód ar son ardú pá, níor ghéill na stailceoirí go bhfuair siad ardú páshe's holding out for a contract tá sí ag fanacht go bhfaighfidh sí conradh 6 (v + adv) hope, encouragement, etc TRANSITIVEhe wasn't holding out any hope that it could be done ní raibh súil dá laghad aige go bhféadfaí é a dhéanamh, ní raibh aon súil aige go bhféadfaí é a dhéanamh 7 (v + adv) prospect etc TRANSITIVEshe held out the prospect that it was still possible dúirt sí go bhféadfadh sé tarlú fós, thuigfeá uaithi go bhféadfadh sé tarlú fóshe held out the possibility of getting a house for them dúirt sé go mb'fhéidir go mbeadh sé in ann teach a fháil dóibh 8 (v + adv) opportunity etc TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m ucuir ar fáil VPemigration holds out opportunities cuireann eisimirce deiseanna ar fáilthis job holds out the chance of a fresh start for me d'fhéadfadh an post seo seans a thabhairt dom tús nua a dhéanamh, tá seans ann go bhféadfainn tosú ó bhonn leis an bpost seo → see hold

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