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keep back

1 (v + adv) stay at a distance INTRANSITIVEfan siar  c m ushe kept back from him d'fhan sí siar uaidh 2 (v + adv) suppress TRANSITIVEcoinnigh siar  c m ucoimeád siar  c m ucúl a choinneáil arshe couldn't keep back the tears ní raibh sí in ann na deora a choimeád siar, ní raibh sí ábalta cúl a choinneáil ar na deora, níor fhéad sí na deora a chosc
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3 (v + adv) withhold TRANSITIVEcoinnigh siar  c m ucoimeád siar  c m u 4 (v + adv) prevent from advancing TRANSITIVEcoinnigh siar  c m ucoimeád siar  c m uthey kept back the crowd choinnigh siad an slua siarthe headband keeps the hair back from your face coinníonn an banda cinn an ghruaig siar ó d'aghaidh 5 (v + adv) conceal TRANSITIVEcoinnigh siar PhrV  c m uceil verb  c m uthe information was kept back from me coinníodh siar an t-eolas uaim, ceileadh an t-eolas orm 6 (v + adv) prevent from making progress TRANSITIVEbac a chur arcúl a choinneáil arhe didn't let his illness keep him back níor lig sé don tinneas bac a chur air 7 (v + adv) ED make (pupil, student) repeat year TRANSITIVEcoinnigh siar  c m ucoimeád siar  c m u → see keep