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sneak up on

1 approach (sb) furtively TRANSITIVEéalaigh ar PhrVtar aniar aduaidh artar gan choinne artar i mbéal na séibe arI sneaked up on him tháinig mé aniar aduaidh air, d'éalaigh mé air 2 happen suddenly, unexpectedly TRANSITIVEtar aniar aduaidh aréalaigh ar PhrVtar gan choinne arChristmas sneaked up on me this year tháinig an Nollaig aniar aduaidh orm i mbliana, d'éalaigh an Nollaig orm i mbliana
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3 (of feeling etc) affect sb without warning TRANSITIVEtar aniar aduaidh artar gan choinne arloneliness sneaked up on her tháinig an cumha aniar aduaidh uirthi, bhuail an t-uaigneas gan choinne í, níor airigh sí an t-uaigneas á bualadh → see sneak