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lean, v.t. & i. (vn. ~úint).Follow. 1. (a)Duine a ~úint timpeall, to follow s.o. around. ~ thusa na carranna atá romhat, follow you the cars ahead of you. ~ann sé mé ar fud na háite, he follows me all over the place. (b)An namhaid a ~úint, to pursue the enemy. ~ na madraí é, the dogs chased him. ~ siad an fiach, they followed the hunt. (c)~ann na blianta a chéile, the years follow one another. Cén uimhir a ~ann a sé? What number comes after six? (d)An tslí dhíreach a ~úint, to follow the straight path. ~ann sé an cósta, it follows the coast. (e)Riail, nós, a ~úint, to follow a rule, a custom. Máistir, treoraí, a ~úint, to follow a master, a guide. ~ann siad an faisean, they follow the fashion. (f)Lorg do shinsear a ~úint, to follow in the footsteps of one’s ancestors. ~ sé a athair, he took after his father. Níor ~ tú na daoine, you are unlike your people. (g) (Of complication) ~ann sé an bhruitíneach, it comes with measles. Na drochiarsmaí a ~ é, the evil consequences that ensued from it. ~ann an chontúirt an obair sin, there is danger involved in that kind of work. ~ann costas mór é, it entails great expense. Agus a ~ann é, and all that pertains to it. (h)Fiacha a ~úint, to pursue debts. ~ sé go daor mé faoi, he was very exacting with me over it. (i)Foireann, páirtí, a ~úint, to follow, support, a team, a party. (j)Céachta a ~úint, to follow a plough. Caithfidh triúr agaibh an leoraí a ~úint, three of you must attend to the lorry. (k)Geom:Líne a ~úint, to produce a line. 2. Continue; remain, endure. ~úint ag déanamh ruda, to continue to do sth. ~ sé i bhfeidhm, it remained in effect. Má ~ann an cogadh mar seo, if the war goes on like this. Níorbh fhada a ~ an scéal amhlaidh, the matter didn’t rest like that for long. Seo mar a ~ an comhrá, this is how the conversation went on. Na nithe seo a ~as, the following matters. Mar ~as, as follows.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Ní leanann siad ~ ná conair, they follow no recognized path.
Ba cheart dó a bheith láidir má lean sé a athair, he should be strong if he took after his father.
Lean sé dá chlaon, he followed his bent.
Leanúint de rud, to keep at, continue, sth.
(Do) lean sé an tóir, he followed the chase.
Briseann an ~ trí chrúba, trí shúile, an chait; sciurdann ~ trí na crúba (agus leanann cú giorria), everything takes after its kind.
Lean siad ~ na sinsear, they followed in the footsteps of their ancestors.
~ duine a leanúint, to follow the example of s.o.
Ní hí a máthair a lean siad ach ~, they did not take after their mother but after him.
Leanann ~ é, evil consequences flow from it; it brings great affliction.
Lean ar do láimh, continue with what you are doing.
Lean ort leis an rómhar, carry on with the digging.
1. ~ ar do scéal, continue your story.
~ sé ar a láimh, he kept on at what he was doing.
Má ~ann tú ar an gcaint sin, if you persist in talking like that.
~úint ar aghaidh, to proceed.
~úint siar ar rud, to hark back to sth.
Má ~ann sé air mar seo, if he goes on like this.
3. Bhí siad ag ~úint air dul abhaile, they were urging him to go home.
~ann as sin (go), it follows from that (that).
~úint de rud, to continue to do sth.; to cling to sth.
~ den phatrún, keep to the pattern.
~ sé den ól, he kept on drinking.
~ siad den chomhrá, they continued the conversation.
~ sé dá chúrsa, he kept his course.
~ an t-ainm de, the name stuck to him.
Tá an aicíd sin ag ~úint de, that is a persistent disease with him.
~ sé de pháirtí an lucht oibre, he continued to support the workers’ party.
~úint de nóta, to sustain a note.
Má ~ann tú de ~faidh sé díot, if you keep at it, it will become a habit, a failing, with you.
~úint le rud, to go on with sth.
Stad an ~, the pursuit stopped.
I ~ duine, ruda, following, adhering to, s.o., sth.
Lean siad go ~ orainn, they followed us closely.
~ a leanúint, to follow a track.
Lean sé ~ a shinsear, he followed in the footsteps of his ancestors.
An fear nach leanann ~ Dé, the man who walks not in the ways of God.
Lean sé ar ~ a athar, he followed in his father’s footsteps.
Lean sé ~, he followed us.
Lean sé dá ~ féin, he followed his own inclinations.
Lean mé ~ go bun é, I traced it back to its beginning.
Má leanann sé ar an ~ sin, if he keeps on like that.
Lean sé ~ a athar, he took after his father’s side.
An ~ a leanúint, to follow fortune.
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~ na máthar lena clann, a mother’s leaning towards her children.
~adh chun tosaigh, os cionn ruda, to lean forward, over sth.
~ chun na trócaire, leaning towards mercy.
7. ~ (fir), tall lean man.
1. ~ (fir), tall lean man.
Ligean le do dhroim, to lean back; to take things easy.
Fómhar féarmhar agus earrach ~, a good autumn makes for a lean spring.
~ dhearg, fhola, lean, red, meat.
Tá an saol ~ orthu, they have a lean time of it.
Bliain ghanntanais, lean year.
~ a bheith agat le duine, le rud, to have a leaning towards, to look with favour on, s.o., sth.
~ a bheith agat le rud, to have a leaning towards sth.
~ thú féin isteach ar an ráille, lean your weight against the rail.
Do thaca a ~ean le rud, to lean on sth. for support.
Ceathrúna ~a, lean quarters.
~ fosaithe, stick to lean on, prop.
Tá an chruach ag luí amach ar an taobh seo, the stack is leaning over on this side.
Luí ar rámh, ar spád, to lean, exert pressure, on an oar, on a spade.
~ agus trua, fat and lean.
~ ar do mhaidí, lean on your oars; work harder.
Na blianta ~a, the lean years.
~ tar éis altaithe, ‘hunger after thanksgiving’, lean diet.
~ muice, lean, scrawny, pig.
Taca a bhaint as ~, to lean on a straw, on a broken reed.
~ a bhaint as rud, to lean on sth. for support.
Bhí a thaca le balla aige, he was leaning against a wall.