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lead

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1. noun CHEM, MIN2. noun FISH3. noun bullets4. noun graphite5. noun writing point (of pencil)6. noun NAUT7. noun space between lines of print
phrases
1 noun CHEM, MINluaidhe fem4  c m u 2 noun FISHluaidhe fem4  c m ufabhair fem  c m u
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 noun informal bulletsluaidhe fem4  c m u to pump sb full of lead duine a phumpáil le luaidhe, duine a chriathrú le piléir 4 noun graphiteluaidhe fem4  c m u 5 noun writing point (of pencil)luaidhe fem4  c m u 6 noun NAUTluaidhe fem4  c m u to heave the lead an luaidhe a chaitheamh amach, an doimhne a thomhas 7 noun space between lines of print spásáil fem3  c m u
phrases

to get the lead out

(US), informal deifrighget the lead out, Seán! déan deifir, a Sheáin!

to go down like a lead balloon

informal (also

to go over like a lead balloon

) (US) the proposal went down like a lead balloon theip glan ar an moladh

to have lead in your pencil

vulgar, humorous he still has lead in his pencil! tá dúch ina pheann go fóill!, tá géim sa chailleach fós!, tá sé ina bhríste go fóill!

to swing the lead

1 NAUT take a depth soundingfeádóireacht a dhéanamhan doimhneacht a thomhas 2 informal malingerbheith ag loiceadhbheith ag seachaint oibrebheith ag feádóireacht

lead

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noun
1 noun winning positiontosach masc1  c m uto have the lead bheith chun tosaigh, bheith chun cinnto take the lead dul chun tosaigh, dul amach chun cinn to be in the lead bheith chun tosaigh, bheith chun cinn to go into the lead dul chun tosaigh, dul amach chun cinn two quick points gave Meath the lead chuir dhá chúilín tapa an Mhí chun tosaigh 2 noun advantagefarasbarr masc1  c m ubuntáiste masc4  c m uthey had a three-point lead over us bhí farasbarr trí phointe acu orainn, bhí siad trí phointe chun cinn orainnhe has a lead of 3 minutes and 15 seconds tá sé 3 nóiméad agus 15 shoicind chun tosaighthe Democrats hold a 5% lead in the opinion polls tá na Daonlathaithe 5% chun cinn sna pobalbhreitheanna
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 noun initiativetreoir fem5  c m usampla masc4  c m uthey're waiting for a lead from the unions tá siad ag fanacht le treoir ó na ceardchumainnhe followed her lead lean sé a sampla, rinne sé mar a rinne siseto take your lead from sb aithris a dhéanamh ar dhuine, duine a leanúint to take the lead ceannaireacht a thabhairt, bheith ar thús cadhnaíochta, ceannródaíocht a dhéanamhshe took the lead in reforming the system bhí sí ina ceannródaí maidir leis an gcóras a leasú, bhí sí chun tosaigh agus an córas á leasú 4 noun clue in investigationleid fem2  c m unod masc1  c m uto follow a lead leid a fhiosrúto have a lead leid a bheith agat 5 noun BUS-ADM, COMM potential clientábhar cliaint  c m u 6 noun PRESS potential storyleid fem2  c m uábhar scéil NP  c m u 7 noun for animaliall fem2  c m ucollar and lead coiléar agus iall dogs must be on a lead caithfidh madraí bheith ar éill to let a dog off the lead madra a scaoileadh den éill, cead a chinn a thabhairt do mhadra 8 noun ELECTRIC, ELECTRON cableseolán masc1  c m ucábla masc4  c m u 9 noun PRESS, TV-RAD main storypríomhscéal masc1  c m u 10 noun THEAT, CINE main performerpríomhaisteoir 11 noun THEAT, CINE main rolepríomhpháirt fem2  c m u to play the lead an phríomhpháirt a bheith agat 12 noun MUS, informal main vocal or instrumental parthe sings lead on the title track is eisean an príomhamhránaí ar an teidealrian 13 noun BUS-ADM main person on projectceannasaí masc4  c m ushe's the marketing lead is ise an ceannasaí margaíochta, ise atá i gceannas ar an margaíocht 14 noun GAMES person's turn to play firstleagan masc1  c m u
adjective
15 adjective SPORtosaigh  c m uthe lead horse an capall tosaighthe lead runner an reathaí tosaigh 16 adjective MUS, THEAT principalpríomh- preflead guitarist príomhghiotáraílead singer príomhamhránaíto play the lead role in sth an phríomhpháirt a bheith agat i rud 17 adjective initialan chéad  c m utosaigh  c m uthe lead paragraph an chéad alt, an t-alt tosaigh
verb
18 verb guide, escort TRANSITIVEtreoraigh verb  c m utabhair leat PhrV  c m utionlaic verb  c m ushe led me to her office thug sí chuig a hoifig méhe led us through the forest threoraigh sé tríd an bhforaois muid 19 verb by hand, arm, bridle, etc TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m umy mother led me out by the hand thug mo mháthair amach mé ar ghreim láimhehe led the horse by its bridle bhí an capall ar ghreim sriain leis 20 verb (path, door, etc) provide access INTRANSITIVEtéigh verb  c m ua door leads out to the garden tá doras amach ar an ngairdínthe door leading west is closed tá an doras thiar dúntawhere does this tunnel lead to? cá dtabharfaidh an tollán seo mé?, cá dtéann an tollán seo?a second path leads back to the car park tá cosán eile ag dul ar ais chuig an gcarrchlós 21 verb (path, door, etc) provide sb with access TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uthis door leads you into the sitting room tugann an doras seo isteach sa seomra suí thú 22 verb direct TRANSITIVEtreoraigh verb  c m utabhair verb  c m udírigh verb  c m ua sign to lead us back to the beach comhartha a threoródh ar ais go dtí an trá muid 23 verb provide guidance to TRANSITIVEtreoraigh verb  c m uto lead a student through the course scoláire a threorú tríd an gcúrsa 24 verb in discussion etc
TRANSITIVEtabhair verb  c m uthis leads me to something else tugann sé seo chuig pointe eile mé
INTRANSITIVEtéigh verb  c m u where is all this leading? cá bhfuil sé seo ar fad ag dul?, cad a thiocfaidh as seo go léir?all this talk is leading nowhere caint san aer é seo go léir, cur amú ama an chaint seo uilig
25 verb motivate, attract TRANSITIVEtabhair ar PhrV  c m umeall verb  c m uspreag verb  c m utreoraigh verb  c m uplacenames led him to the study of Irish logainmneacha a spreag é le staidéar a dhéanamh ar an nGaeilgeher love of music led her to a new career thug sí faoi shlí bheatha nua, a bhuíochas dá grá don cheoldo not lead us into temptation ná lig sinn i gcathúhe was led into crime by his friends mheall a chairde é le dul le coireacht, a chairde a thug air dul le coireachthe is easily led tá sé somheallta, tá sé furasta a mhealladh 26 verb BUS-ADM hold main role INTRANSITIVEto lead on sth bheith i gceannas ar rud 27 verb direct operations INTRANSITIVEbheith i gceannas  c m uceannaireacht a thabhairt  c m ushe was born to lead is ceannaire cruthanta íto lead from the front bheith ar thosach an tsluato lead by example ceannaireacht a thabhairt le dea-shampla 28 verb be in charge of, facilitate TRANSITIVEbheith i gceannas ar  c m uto lead a party bheith i gceannas ar pháirtí, bheith i do cheannaire ar pháirtíto lead an attack bheith i gceannas ar ionsaíto lead people into battle daoine a thabhairt chun cathato lead an investigation bheith i gceannas ar fhiosrúchánto lead a discussion bheith ag stiúradh díospóireachtahe led the calls for reform bhí sé chun tosaigh san éileamh ar leasúMick O'Dwyer led Kerry to eight All-Ireland titles bhuaigh Ciarraí ocht gcraobh Uile-Éireann faoi cheannas Mick O'Dwyerthe Irish team was led by Stephen Cluxton Stephen Cluxton a bhí ina chaptaen ar fhoireann na hÉireann 29 verb be at the front of TRANSITIVEhe led the parade bhí sé ar cheann na paráide, bhí sé i dtosach na paráide, bhí sé ar thús na paráide 30 verb go first, take initiative INTRANSITIVEbheith i do cheannródaí  c m ubheith ar thosach an tslua  c m u 31 verb LAW be principal barrister INTRANSITIVEbheith i do phríomhabhcóide  c m u 32 verb DANC be leading partner INTRANSITIVEtreoraigh verb  c m u 33 verb SPOR, BUS-ADM in competitive situation
TRANSITIVEbheith chun tosaigh i  c m ubheith chun cinn i  c m uto lead a race bheith chun tosaigh i rásGalway are leading Sligo by a goal tá Gaillimh cúl chun tosaigh ar Shligeach
INTRANSITIVEbheith chun tosaigh  c m ubheith chun cinn  c m uIreland were leading at half-time bhí Éire chun cinn ag leath-amLaois are leading by a goal tá Laois cúl chun tosaigh
34 verb life, existence TRANSITIVEcaith verb  c m uto lead a sad existence saol beag brónach a bheith agathe leads a life of leisure tá saol an mhadra bháin aige, tá an saol ar a dheis aigeshe led a life of crime chaith sí a saol le coireacht 35 verb result in INTRANSITIVEthis will lead to more problems tiocfaidh tuilleadh fadhbanna as seo, tuilleadh fadhbanna an toradh a bheidh air seothat decision led to the failure of the company an cinneadh sin ba chúis le cliseadh an chomhlachtathat meeting led to her changing her job is de bharr an chruinnithe sin a d'athraigh sí a postillness eventually led to his retirement drochshláinte a thug air dul ar scor sa deireadh 36 verb cause TRANSITIVEthat led him to doubt the findings thug sé sin air bheith in amhras faoi na torthaíwhat led them to refuse? cad a thug orthu diúltú?, cad ba chúis leo diúltú?I've been led to believe that it'll happen tá sé tugtha le fios dom go dtarlóidh sé, tuigtear dom go dtarlóidh séit was cheaper than we'd been led to expect bhí sé níos saoire ná mar a tugadh le tuiscint dúinn 37 verb ED result in (qualification) INTRANSITIVEa course leading to a diploma cúrsa ar féidir dioplóma a ghnóthú as 38 verb LAW put words in mouth of (witness) TRANSITIVEtreoircheist a chur ar  c m u 39 verb BOX, SPOR favour hand, foot INTRANSITIVEhe leads with his left an chiotóg a bhíonn chun tosaigh aige 40 verb GAMES in card games TRANSITIVEleag verb  c m ushe led the ace of clubs leag sí aon triuf
phrases

to lead sb a merry dance

beithé a dhéanamh de dhuineceap magaidh a dhéanamh de dhuinestaicín áiféise a dhéanamh de dhuine

to lead sb astray

1 encourage into wrongdoingduine a chur ar bhóthar a aimhleasaduine a chur amú 2 deceive, distractduine a chur amúduine a chur ar straeduine a chur dá threoir

to lead sb by the nose

informal, pejorative duine a bheith ar adhastar agat pejorative duine a bheith faoi d'ordóg agat pejorative

to lead sb up the garden path

an dubh a chur ina gheal ar dhuinedallamullóg a chur ar dhuine

to lead the way

1 go first and show the waybheith chun tosaighbheith ag ceann an tsluabheith ar thosach an tslua 2 prepare groundan bealach a réiteach 3 set examplebheith mar eiseamláirdul ar thús cadhnaíochta 4 innovatebheith ar thús cadhnaíochtabheith chun tosaigh

you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink

is féidir capall a thabhairt chuig an tobar ach ní féidir tabhairt air ól

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