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strong

adjective
phrases
adjective
1 adjective powerful, sturdyláidir adj1  c m utréan adj1  c m uhe's a very strong man is fear an-láidir éa horse is stronger than a donkey tá capall níos láidre ná asalshe's getting stronger tá sí ag éirí níos láidre, tá sí ag dul i neartwho is the strongest? cén duine is láidre?a strong blow buille láidir, buille tréanthere was a strong wind bhí gaoth láidir annshe has a strong voice tá guth láidir aici 2 adjective unlikely to breakláidir adj1  c m uyou need a stronger rope tá rópa níos láidre uait
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3 adjective of government, leadership etcláidir adj1  c m uthe country needs a strong government tá rialtas láidir ag teastáil ón tírshe's a strong leader is ceannaire láidir íthe stronger nations in the EU na náisiúin is láidre san AEhe took a strong position on the issue ghlac sé seasamh láidir ar an gceist 4 adjective confident, assertiveláidir adj1  c m uhe's a strong person is duine láidir éshe has a very strong personality tá pearsantacht an-láidir aici 5 adjective successfulláidir adj1  c m udaingean adj1  c m uthere's a strong bond between them tá ceangal láidir eatarthu 6 adjective ECON economically successfulláidir adj1  c m uthe dollar is strong at present tá an dollar láidir i láthair na huairea strong economy geilleagar láidir 7 adjective firmláidir adj1  c m utréan adj1  c m uthe plan has strong public support tá tacaíocht láidir ag an bplean i measc an phobailthey met with strong opposition bhí freasúra láidir ina gcoinne, cuireadh ina n-éadan go tréanshe has strong faith tá creideamh an-láidir aicihe's a strong supporter of the party tacaíonn sé go láidir leis an bpáirtí 8 adjective of feeling, phenomenon etcláidir adj1  c m uthere's a strong emphasis on grammar tá béim láidir ar an ngramadach, tá béim mhór ar an ngramadachshe has a strong sense of history tá an-tuiscint aici ar an stair, tá an-chiall aici don stairhe had a strong influence on Irish politics bhí tionchar nach beag aige ar pholaitíocht na hÉireannthe temptation to remain is very strong tá cathú an-láidir ann fanacht 9 adjective persuasiveláidir adj1  c m uhe made a strong case for extra funding rinne sé cás láidir ar son maoiniú breisethere was a strong argument for a recount bhí argóint láidir ann le haghaidh athchomhairimh 10 adjective high level ofmaith adj1  c m uthere's a strong possibility that she'll win tá seans maith ann go mbuafaidh sí, gach seans go mbuafaidh síthe odds are strong that she'll return is é is dóichí ná a mhalairt go bhfillfidh sí 11 adjective emphaticláidir adj1  c m uit sent out a strong message ba theachtaireacht láidir édescribing it as 'miraculous' might be a bit strong tá 'míorúilteach' pas róláidir mar chur síos air'miraculous' might be too strong a word tá 'míorúilteach' rud beag róláidir mar fhocalto say sth in the strongest terms rud a rá go neamhbhalbh, rud a rá gan fiacail a chur ann 12 adjective likely to succeedláidir adj1  c m uKilkenny look strong again tá cuma láidir ar Chill Chainnigh arísthey put in a strong performance in the second half thug siad an-taispeántas uathu sa dara leaththe stronger students will have no problems ní bheidh aon deacrachtaí ag na mic léinn is láidreshe's a strong swimmer is snámhaí láidir í 13 adjective of sb's/sth's best featuresmaith adj1  c m umaths is not a strong subject of mine níl mé chomh maith sin ag an mata, ní hé an mata an t-ábhar is fearr agamhe's not very strong in geography níl sé rómhaith ag an tíreolaíochtthe team aren't strong at defending níl an fhoireann go maith ag cosaintthat programme is strong on current affairs tá an clár sin go maith ó thaobh cúrsaí reatha de 14 adjective noticeableláidir adj1  c m ua strong smell boladh láidirit had a strong flavour of garlic bhí blas láidir gairleoige airhe has a strong Kerry accent tá blas láidir Chiarraí ar a chuid cainteI didn't expect him to make such a strong impression ní raibh aon choinne agam go gcruthódh sé chomh maith sinhe bore a strong resemblance to her bhí sé fíorchosúil léi 15 adjective with powerful physical effectláidir adj1  c m uit's a very strong drug is druga an-láidir éwhich wine is stronger? cé acu fíon is láidre?he's fond of the strong stuff tá dúil aige sa bhraon crua, taitníonn an braoinín crua leis, tá tóir aige ar an mbraon crua 16 adjective FOOD, DRINK concentratedláidir adj1  c m ua cup of strong coffee cupán caife láidirI prefer my tea strong is fearr liom tae láidir 17 adjective very bright, of coloursláidir adj1  c m uit's a strong blue is gorm láidir atá annthe strong light was in her eyes bhí an solas láidir ina súile 18 adjective in large numberthere was a strong turnout at the meeting bhí slua mór i láthair ag an gcruinniú, d'fhreastail go leor daoine ar an gcruinniúthere was a strong police presence bhí go leor póilíní ann 19 adjective used after number to say how manythey fought a thousand strong army throid siad arm a raibh míle saighdiúir annthe choir was fifty strong caoga duine ar fad a bhí sa chór 20 adjective LING of irregular verbtréan- preftréan adj1  c m ustrong plural tréaniolrastrong verb tréanbhriathar 21 adjective LING in phoneticstréan- preftréan adj1  c m u
phrases

as strong as an ox

(also

strong as an ox

) chomh láidir le capall

to come on strong

they were coming on strong at the end of the meeting bhí siad á chur chun tosaigh go tréan ag deireadh an chruinnitheCork came on strong in the second half neartaigh Corcaigh ar na maidí sa dara leaththe rain started to come on strong thosaigh an bháisteach ag titim go tréan, thosaigh sé ag stealladh fearthainne

to be going strong

bheith ag dul go maithbheith ag déanamh go maiththe business is going strong tá an gnó ag dul go maith, tá ag éirí go maith leis an ngnó

a strong stomach

goile láidiraigne láidiryou'd need a strong stomach for that work bheadh goile láidir ag teastáil don obair sin

to be sb's strong suit

communication isn't his strong suit ní fear mór cumarsáide épatience isn't her strongest suit ní hí is foighnítalking is one of his strong suits tá bua na cainte aige, tá sé go maith ag caint

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