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mate

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noun
1 noun informal friendcara masc5  c m ucomrádaí masc4  c m uméithe's a good mate of mine comrádaí mór de mo chuid atá ann, is cara mór liom é, táimid an-mhór le chéilethey became mates d'éirigh siad mór le chéilethey were best mates ba dhlúthchomrádaithe iad, ba chairde cléibh iad 2 noun informal form of addresssorry, mate tá brón orm, a chomrádaí; tá mé buartha, a chara; tá brón orm, a dheartháir
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3 noun (also -mate) colleague, partnercomrádaí masc4  c m ucomhghleacaí masc4  c m ushe didn't tell her band-mates ní dúirt sí lena comhghleacaithe sa bhuíon cheoilthey were sparring mates bhídís ag speáráil lena chéilehe was a cell-mate of mine bhí sé in aon chillín liom, bhí sé sa chillín céanna liom 4 noun sexual partnerpáirtí masc4  c m ucéile masc4  c m u 5 noun ZOOL one of a paircéile masc4  c m uinsects use signals to attract a mate úsáideann feithidí comharthaí chun céile a mhealladhif a blackbird loses its mate má chailleann an lon dubh a chéile, má chailleann an lon dubh a leathéan 6 noun sth that forms a pair with sth elseleathcheann masc1  c m uleathbhreac masc1  c m ucan you find the mate of this cable? an féidir leat leathcheann an chábla seo a fháil?I've lost the mate of this glove tá leathlámhainn an chinn seo caillte agam 7 noun NAUT officermáta masc4ship's mate máta loinge 8 noun junior workercúntóir masc3  c m ubuilder's mate cúntóir tógálaí 9 noun checkmatemarbhsháinn fem2  c m u
verb
10 verb ZOOL have sex with another animal INTRANSITIVEcúpláil verb  c m u 11 verb AGR, ZOOL put animals together to produce young TRANSITIVEcúpláil verb  c m uif a brown female is mated with a grey male má chúpláiltear ceann baineann donn le ceann fireann liath 12 verb checkmate TRANSITIVEmarbhsháinnigh verb  c m u
phrases

to mate for life

swans mate for life fanann na healaí ina bpéirí lena saol

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