New English-Irish Dictionary
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step

noun
verb
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noun
1 noun pacecéim fem2  c m ucoiscéim fem2  c m uhe was a few steps ahead of them bhí sé cúpla céim chun tosaigh orthu, bhí sé cúpla coiscéim chun cinn orthuhe took a step backwards thug sé coiscéim ar gcúl, thug sé céim ar gcúl to walk in step with sb siúl céim ar chéim le duine, siúl ar comhchéim le duine, siúl ar aon bhuille le duinehe's always out of step with the rest ní bhíonn sé riamh ar aon bhuille leis an gcuid eile he fell into step with them thosaigh sé ag siúl ar aon bhuille leoshe heard his step at the door chuala sí a choiscéim ag an doras 2 noun footinghe lost his step d'imigh na cosa uaidh, sciorr na cosa uaidh
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3 noun DANC in dancingcéim fem2  c m usteip fem2  c m uthey learned new dance steps d'fhoghlaim siad céimeanna nua damhsa, d'fhoghlaim siad steipeanna nua rincestep dance damhsa céime, rince céime 4 noun gaitsiúl masc1  c m ucoisíocht fem3  c m ushe had a spring in her step bhí coiscéim aerach léithey quickened their step dheifrigh siad leo, ghéaraigh siad ar an siúl 5 noun staircéim fem2  c m ushe sat on the step shuigh sí ar an gcéimmind the step seachain an chéim, coimhéad an chéim 6 noun hierarchical positioncéim fem2  c m urunga masc4  c m uthe first step on the management ladder an chéad chéim ar dhréimire na bainistíochta 7 noun movecéim fem2  c m uhe's one step closer to the target tá sé céim amháin níos gaire don spriocthat was the first step ba é sin an chéad chéimthey developed it in baby steps d'fhorbair siad é ina chéimeanna beagaa small step towards peace céim bheag i dtreo na síochánathey're one step up from poverty is beag idir iad agus an bhochtaineachtit's a step up from the first album is céim chun cinn é ar an gcéad albam, tá sé níos fearr ná an chéad albam it's a step in the right direction for him is céim sa treo ceart aige é, tá sé ar an mbóthar ceart, tá sé ag dul sa treo ceart 8 noun measure or actionbeart masc1  c m ucéim fem2  c m ugníomh masc1  c m uthe government took steps to help the farmers rinne an rialtas bearta chun cabhrú leis na feirmeoiríthey've taken an unusual step tá beart neamhghnách déanta acureducing the national debt is a necessary step tá sé riachtanach go laghdófaí an fiachas náisiúntawhat are the legal steps? cad iad na bearta atá le déanamh ó thaobh dlí de? she should take steps before it's too late ba cheart di gníomhú sula mbeidh sé ródhéanach 9 noun stage, phasecéim fem2  c m uit involves a number of steps bíonn cúpla céim i gceist to do sth in steps rud a dhéanamh céim ar chéim, rud a dhéanamh ina chéimeanna, rud a dhéanamh de réir a chéilelet's take it one step at a time tógaimis céim ar chéim é 10 noun (US) MUS interval in scaleton masc1  c m u
verb
11 verb move, go INTRANSITIVEstep this way, please an bealach seo, le do thoil; gabh an treo seo, más é do thoil éthey stepped into the boat chuaigh siad isteach sa bhádshe stepped off the plane thuirling sí den eitleán, tháinig sí den eitleánhe stepped off the stage d'imigh sé den stáitseI stepped on a banana skin sheas mé ar chraiceann bananashe stepped on Irish soil for the first time leag sí cos ar thalamh na hÉireann den chéad uairthe team stepped onto the pitch chuaigh an fhoireann amach ar an bpáirc, chuaigh an fhoireann chun páirceshe stepped over the threshold chuir sí cos thar an tairseachshe stepped out of the car tháinig sí amach as an gcarr, d'éirigh sí amach as an gcarrhe stepped up to the mike chuaigh sé suas chuig an maidhca man stepped forward tháinig fear chun tosaighto step outside the door dul amach an doraslet's step outside amach linn taobh amuigh 12 verb NAUT fasten mast TRANSITIVEto step a mast crann a chur suas, crann a chur i bhfeac, crann a chur sa cheaptró
phrases

every step of the way

i rith an amaan t-am ar fadan bealach ar fadwe'll keep you informed every step of the way coinneoimid ar an eolas sibh i rith an ama, coinneoimid ar an eolas sibh i rith an bhealaighthey travelled with us every step of the way thaistil siad linn feadh na slí, thaistil siad linn an bealach ar fadwe're with you every step of the way táimid ag seasamh leat, táimid ag tacú go huile agus go hiomlán leat

to be in step with sth

bheith ag teacht le rudit's in step with EU policy tá sé ag teacht le polasaí an AE, tá sé de réir pholasaí an AEthey're in step with technology tá siad gob ar ghob leis an teicneolaíocht

to keep in step with sth

we must keep in step with the changes caithfimid fanacht cab ar chab leis na hathruithe, caithfimid coinneáil suas leis na hathruithe, ní mór dúinn coimeád suas leis na hathruithe to be two steps away from sth bheith faoi dhá choiscéim de rud, bheith an-ghar do rud

to be out of step with sth

bheith as alt le rudpoliticians are out of step with the public over the issue tá polaiteoirí as alt leis an bpobal faoin gceist, níl polaiteoirí ar aon intinn leis an bpobal faoin gceistit's out of step with the times tá sé as dáta, tá sé seanaimseartha

to be within two steps of sth

bheith faoi dhá choiscéim de rudbheith an-ghar do rud

to step on it

(also

to step on the gas

) informal deifir a dhéanamhbrostúbogadh leathe stepped on the gas chuir sé síos an bhróg, chuir sé go clár í

to step on sb's toes

teacht sa tslí ar dhuinesiúl ar chos ar dhuineteacht salach ar dhuineshe doesn't want to step on his toes níl sí ag iarraidh teacht sa tslí air

to step out of line

1 move out of linebogadh as áitcorraí as áitthe dancers stepped out of line a few times chorraigh na rinceoirí as áit cúpla uair, bhí na damhsóirí as alt cúpla uair 2 deviate from normrud as bealach a dhéanamhbheith as corhe stepped out of line rinne sé rud as bealach

to step up to the plate

(also

to step up to the mark

) an fód a sheasamhdul sa bhearna bhaoil

watch your step

1 (also

mind your step

) be careful where you walkbreathnaigh romhatfainic an dtitfeácoimhéad
2 be alert to dangerbí ar d'airdeallseachain thú féincoimhéad thú féinhe had better watch his step b'fhearr dó bheith ar an airdeall, b'fhearr dó é féin a choimhéad

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