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speed

noun
verb
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noun
1 noun also COMP, PHOT rate of movement, workluas masc1  c m u
► (of movement)
she increased her speed ghéaraigh sí ar a luas, ghéaraigh sí sa siúlhe was driving at a very low speed bhí sé ag tiomáint ag luas an-íseal, bhí sé ag tiomáint go han-mhall ar fadthe ramp reduced the average speed laghdaigh an rampa an meánluaswind speed luas na gaoithespeed sign comhartha luaisit passed me at a speed of 120 km/h chuaigh sé tharam ag luas 120 km/u the speed of light luas an tsolais the speed of sound luas na fuaime she ran off at lightning speed rith sí léi ar luas lasrach, as go brách léi ar nós na gaoithe, thug sí do na boinn é sna cosa in airde
► (of work)
engine speed luas an innillmix the ingredients at high speed measc na comhábhair ag luas ard
► (of computer)
play speed luas seanmatransmission speed luas tarchurtha
► (rate at which sth happens)
she spoke at speed labhair sí go han-tapa
► (of camera's shutter)
speed control rialtán luais
2 noun very fast movementluas masc1  c m usiúl masc1  c m uwe took the corner at speed chasamar an cúinne ar ardluas, bhí an-siúl fúinn ar an gcúinnespeed was a factor in the accident bhí baint ag róluas leis an timpiste, bhí baint ag an iomarca siúil leis an timpiste
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3 noun SPORluas masc1  c m usiúl masc1  c m uhe doesn't have the speed to get away from defenders níl an luas aige le héalú ó chosantóirí, níl sé tapa go leor le himeacht ó chosantóirí 4 noun informal drugluasóg fem2he was like a cat on speed ba gheall le cat ar luasóg é, ní fhaca tú a shamhail beo ach cat ar meisce
verb
5 verb AUTO drive fast INTRANSITIVEtiomáin ar róluastiomáin agus róluas fútI wasn't speeding ní raibh mé ag tiomáint ar róluas, ní raibh an iomarca siúil fúm 6 verb move fast INTRANSITIVEbheith ar ardluasan-siúl a bheith fúthe sped off down the street as go brách leis síos an tsráida Garda car sped past me chuaigh carr Gardaí tharam ar ardluas, thiomáin carr Gardaí tharam agus an-siúl faoi 7 verb move sb or sth somewhere fast TRANSITIVEbrostaigh verb  c m uluathaigh verb  c m uthe new road will speed traffic out of the city brostóidh an bóthar nua an trácht amach as an gcathair, beidh an trácht ábalta imeacht as an gcathair níos sciobtha de bharr an bhóthair nua, éascóidh an bóthar nua dul an tráchta amach as an gcathairour staff will help to speed you through the process cabhróidh ár bhfoireann leat an próiseas a chur díot gan mhoill 8 verb make sth happen faster TRANSITIVEbrostaigh verb  c m udlús a chur lecan we speed things up? an féidir linn rudaí a bhrostú?, an dtig linn dlús a chur le cúrsaí?, an féidir linn rudaí a dhéanamh níos gasta?medical help will speed your recovery tiocfaidh tú chugat féin níos tapúla le cabhair leighis, cuirfidh cúnamh leighis dlús le do théarnamh
phrases

at the speed of light

ar luas lasrachar nós na gaoithear ardluas

to speed to victory

SPORshe sped to victory bhuaigh sí go héasca, bhuaigh sí gan stró

up to speed

I'm not up to speed on the new programme níl mé tagtha isteach ar an gclár nua fós, níl thuigim an clár nua i gceart go fóillthe project isn't up to speed yet níl an togra faoi lánseol go fóillhe'll get you up to speed on what happened cuirfidh sé ar an eolas thú faoi cad a tharla

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