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keep

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1 verb store TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uhis details were kept on file coinníodh a chuid sonraí ar taifead, coimeádadh a chuid sonraí ar taifeadkeep your password in a safe place coinnigh do phasfhocal in áit shábháiltewhere does she keep the brandy? cá mbíonn an branda aici?, cá gcuireann sí an branda i dtaisce?he kept change in his pocket for the bus bhí briseadh ina phóca aige don bhusI keep my money in the bank tá mo chuid airgid i dtaisce agam sa bhanc 2 verb stock, have in supply TRANSITIVEwe don't keep that model níl an déanamh sin againnthey also keep spare parts bíonn páirteanna breise acu chomh maith
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3 verb maintain TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uhe likes to keep a tidy house is maith leis an teach a choinneáil glanshe keeps her room clean coimeádann sí a seomra glan, bíonn a seomra glan aici 4 verb animals TRANSITIVEhe keeps hens tá cearca aige 5 verb COMM run, manage TRANSITIVEbheith i mbunbheith i bhfeighilmy uncle kept a pub bhí pub ag m'uncail she kept shop for him bhí sí i mbun an tsiopa dóhe stayed home to keep house d'fhan sé sa bhaile i mbun an tí 6 verb support, provide for TRANSITIVEcothaigh verb  c m ushe kept two families chothaigh sí dhá theaghlach, choinnigh sí dhá theaghlach ag dulhe kept a lover in Germany bhí leannán aige sa Ghearmáinthey kept us in food choinnigh siad bia linn 7 verb minutes, record, etc TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uhe kept a record of it choinnigh sé taifead de, choimeád sé taifead dethe secretary kept the minutes scríobh an rúnaí na miontuairiscí 8 verb set aside, reserve TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uhe kept a seat for her choimeád sé suíochán dithey kept the best till last choinnigh siad an chuid ab fhearr go dtí an deireadh 9 verb observe, respect TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uthey keep the Sabbath coimeádann siad an tSabóidhe's keeping Lent tá sé ag déanamh an CharghaisI kept my word sheas mé le m'fhocal, chuir mé le m'fhocalcan you keep a secret? an féidir leat rún a choinneáil? 10 verb detain TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m umoill a chur ar VP  c m uwe won't keep you ní choinneoimid thú, ní chuirfimid moill ortthey were kept standing fágadh ina seasamh iadthe team was kept behind for an hour coimeádadh an fhoireann siar ar feadh uaireto keep sb back duine a choimeád siar 11 verb protect TRANSITIVEcosain verb  c m ucumhdaigh verb  c m umay the Lord keep them all go gcumhdaí Dia iad ar fad, faoi choimrí Dé iad ar fadseat belts keep them safe from harm coinníonn criosanna sábhála saor ó bhaol iad 12 verb SOCC, SPOR defend TRANSITIVEto keep goal bheith sa chúl, imirt sa chúl 13 verb guard, watch, etc TRANSITIVEto keep guard bheith ar gardato keep watch bheith ag faire 14 verb conceal TRANSITIVEto keep information from sb eolas a cheilt ar dhuine 15 verb MUS time, rhythm, etc TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m ua watch should keep time accurately ba cheart go gcoinneodh uaireadóir an t-am go cruinnto keep the beat an buille a choimeád 16 verb adhere to (time) TRANSITIVEwe keep normal office hours oibrímid gnáthuaireanta oifige, gnáthuaireanta oifige a bhíonn againn 17 verb stay fresh INTRANSITIVEseas verb  c m umair verb  c m ufan úr VP  c m uwill it keep for a few days? an seasfaidh sé cúpla lá?, an mairfidh sé go ceann cúpla lá? 18 verb sustain TRANSITIVE to keep sb going duine a choinneáil ag dul, duine a choimeád ag imeacht 19 verb hold on to, not discard TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uhe kept his ticket choinnigh sé a thicéad, choimeád sé a thicéad 20 verb continue to have, own TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uhe kept his job choinnigh sé a phostkeep the change coinnigh an briseadh, coimeád an tsóinseáil 21 verb informal expressing rejection, contempt TRANSITIVEyou can keep your football! beir uaim í mar pheil!, coinnigh agat féin í mar pheil!, coimeád chugat féin í mar pheil! 22 verb preserve, retain TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uto keep the peace an tsíocháin a choimeád, an tsíocháin a choinneáilhe kept his temper choinnigh sé guaim air féin 23 verb not lose TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uit keeps its colour ní imíonn an dath as, ní thréigeann a dhathshe has kept her good looks níor chaill sí a scéimhyou have to keep a sense of humour bíonn ciall don ghreann ag teastáil uait 24 verb be able to wait (until) INTRANSITIVEit'll keep until tomorrow is féidir leis fanacht go dtí amárach 25 verb expressing state of health INTRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uhow are you keeping? cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?, cad é mar atá tú?, conas atá tú?he isn't keeping too well níl sé ag coinneáil go rómhaith, níl sé rómhaith 26 verb remain INTRANSITIVEfan verb  c m uhe used to keep indoors ba ghnách leis fanacht istighI kept quiet d'fhan mé i mo thostkeep quiet! bí ciúin!to keep warm coinneáil te, tú féin a choimeád teto keep in touch with sb coinneáil i dteagmháil le duine, fanacht i dteagmháil le duinehe wants to keep himself healthy ba mhaith leis é féin a choinneáil sláintiúilkeep within the speed limit fan laistigh den teorainn luais 27 verb maintain TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uthey kept them together choinnigh siad le chéile iad, choimeád siad le chéile iadkeep them coming! scaoil chugam iad!she kept her hands up choinnigh sí a lámha in airdethe drugs will keep him alive coimeádfaidh na drugaí beo éhe kept the desk clean choinnigh sé an deasc glanthat will keep him quiet coinneoidh sé sin ina thost é, coimeádfaidh sé sin ciúin é 28 verb continue
TRANSITIVEit keeps getting better tá sé ag éirí níos fearr agus níos fearr, tá ag éirí níos fearr leis, tá sé ag dul ó neart go neartthey kept sending her letters lean siad de bheith ag cur litreacha chuici, lean siad orthu ag cur litreacha chuici
INTRANSITIVEkeep left fan ar chlékeep straight ahead lean ort díreach ar aghaidh
29 verb do sth repeatedly TRANSITIVEshe kept changing the subject bhí sí ag síorathrú an ábhair, lean sí uirthi ag athrú an ábhairhe keeps trying to annoy me bíonn sé i gcónaí ag iarraidh cur isteach orm 30 verb give (type of food etc) to TRANSITIVEthey kept him on sleeping pills choinnigh siad ar phiollaí suain é, choimeád siad ar phiollaí suain é
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31 noun maintenance, supporthe was writing for his keep bhí sé ag scríobh lena chuid a shaothrú she earned her keep bhí sí ag saothrú a coda he paid for his keep d'íoc sé a bhealach féin 32 noun ARCHIT part of castledaingean masc1  c m ucastle keep daingean caisleáin
phrases

for keeps

informal 1 for everle coinneáille coimeádit's yours for keeps is leatsa é le coinneáil 2 very seriouslythey're playing for keeps tá siad an-dáiríre, ní ar mhaithe le spraoi atá siad

if this is ..., then you can keep it

más é seo an rud is ... ann, coinnigh agat féin éif this is what they call education, then they can keep it más é seo an rud ar a dtugann siad oideachas, coinnídís acu féin é

to keep at sth

coinneáil le rudcoimeád le rudleanúint le rudkeep at it! coinnigh leis!, coimeád leis!

to keep sb at it

informal duine a choinneáil ag obairduine a choimeád ag gabháilI kept them at it all day choinnigh mé ag obair iad an lá ar fad, choinnigh mé aige iad an lá ar fad

to keep in with sb

coinneáil istigh le duinefanacht istigh le duinebheith ag fosaíocht le duine

to keep yourself to yourself

do chomhluadar féin a chleachtadh

to keep sth to yourself

rud a choinneáil agat féinrud a choimeád chugat féinrud a choinneáil faoi rúnkeep the password to yourself coinnigh an pasfhocal agat féinkeep that to yourself ná hinis é sin do neach beo

to keep up with the Joneses

cos a choinneáil leis na comharsanacoinneáil suas leis na comharsanabheith á fhéachaint leis na comharsana

you can't keep a good man down

informal níor chaill fear an mhisnigh riamh ébeidh lá eile ag an bPaorach

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