New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: get off · jet off · let-off · set off · beat off · belt off · lead off · lift off · beg off · cut off
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let off

1 (v + prep) excuse from sth TRANSITIVEscaoil saor ólig saor óhe was let off school for a week scaoileadh saor ón scoil é ar feadh seachtaine, ní raibh air dul ar scoil ar feadh seachtainethey let her off work to study lig siad saor ón obair í le bheith ag staidéar 2 (v + adv) excuse sb (from place duty, etc) TRANSITIVEscaoil saor VP  c m ulig le PhrV  c m ucead imeachta a thabhairt do VPhe let me off to go to the match scaoil sé saor mé chun dul chuig an gcluiche
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3 (v + adv) show lenience to (sb) TRANSITIVEscaoil le PhrV  c m ulig le PhrV  c m uI'll let you off this time scaoilfidh mé leat an babhta seothey let him off with a warning lig siad leis tar éis rabhadh a thabhairt dó we let him off lightly ní dheachamar ródhian air, chaitheamar go bog leis 4 (v + adv) TRANSP in vehicle TRANSITIVEscaoil amach  c m ulig amach  c m uhe let me off at the gate scaoil sé amach ag an ngeata mé 5 (v + adv) weapon, shot TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m uhe let off a shot into the air scaoil sé urchar san aer 6 (v + adv) cause to explode TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m upléasc verb  c m uthey're letting off fireworks now tá tinte ealaíne á scaoileadh anois acuthey let off a bomb in the middle of town phléasc siad buama i lár an bhaile 7 (v + adv) release gas etc TRANSITIVEscaoil amach  c m uthe train is letting off steam tá an traein ag scaoileadh amach gaile 8 (v + adv) informal break wind
INTRANSITIVEbroim a ligeanbroim a scaoileadh
TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m u
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