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penetrate

verb
1 verb go into sth TRANSITIVEtéigh isteach ithe knife penetrated her arm chuaigh an scian isteach ina lámh 2 verb go into INTRANSITIVEthe walls were so thick that no bullets penetrated bhí na ballaí chomh tiubh sin nach ndeachaigh aon philéir isteach tríothuthe cream penetrates deep into the skin téann an t-uachtar isteach go domhain faoin gcraiceann, súitear an t-uachtar isteach go domhain faoin gcraiceann
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3 verb go through sth TRANSITIVEtéigh trí PhrV  c m usome chemicals can penetrate the skin tá ceimiceáin áirithe ábalta dul isteach tríd an gcraiceann 4 verb go through INTRANSITIVElight penetrated through the leaves bhí solas ag teacht trí na duilleogathe blade penetrated to the bone chuaigh an lann go cnámh 5 verb get inside area TRANSITIVEbris trí PhrV  c m usleamhnaigh isteach tríthey managed to penetrate security d'éirigh leo briseadh tríd an tslándáilthe army penetrated deep into Germany rinne an t-arm a bhealach go croílár na Gearmáine 6 verb SPOR get through defence TRANSITIVEbris trí PhrV  c m uhe penetrated their defence bhris sé trína gcosantóirí, rinne sé a bhealach trína gcosantóirí 7 verb gain access to (organisation, system) TRANSITIVEthe organisation was penetrated by spies bhí spiairí san eagraíocht 8 verb influence or affect sb/sth
TRANSITIVEbheith bainteach leit penetrates all aspects of our work tá dlúthbhaint aige le gach gné dár gcuid oibre
INTRANSITIVEChristianity had penetrated to Ireland bhí an Chríostaíocht tar éis a bealach a dhéanamh go hÉirinnnew technology has penetrated into society tá an teicneolaíocht nua fréamhaithe sa tsochaí
9 verb in sexual act TRANSITIVEtreáigh verb 10 verb COMM operate in particular market
TRANSITIVEfaigh isteach icos isteach a fháil iit's an opportunity to penetrate the European market is deis é le fáil isteach i margadh na hEorpa, is deis é le cos isteach a fháil i margadh na hEorpa
INTRANSITIVEit was effective in penetrating into the Iraqi market d'éirigh leis cos isteach a fháil i margadh na hIaráice
11 verb understand TRANSITIVEciall a bhaint asbrí a bhaint asadhmad a bhaint asthe questions aren't easily penetrated níl sé furasta ciall a bhaint as na ceisteannahe's able to penetrate complex problems tá sé ábalta fadhbanna casta a thuiscint 12 verb be understood by sb
TRANSITIVEa thought penetrated her mind rith smaoineamh léi
INTRANSITIVEthey told her the news but it failed to penetrate d'inis siad an scéala di ach níor thuig sí i gceart é
13 verb see through sb's disguise TRANSITIVEto penetrate sb's disguise duine a aithint faoina bhréagriocht

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