New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: barbel · barre · barren · barrier · quarrel · -barreled · barbed · barber · bared · barely
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barrel

1. noun round container or its contents2. noun of a gun3. verb move quickly
phrases
1 noun round container or its contentsbairille masc4  c m uwhiskey barrel bairille fuisce, bairille uisce beathait's €20 per barrel tá sé €20 an bairille, tá €20 an bairille air 2 noun of a gunbairille masc4  c m u
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3 verb (especially US) move quickly INTRANSITIVEtéigh ag treabhadh romhatshe was barrelling along bhí sí ag treabhadh roimpi

barrelled

adjectivebairille  c m ucruinn adj1  c m ubarrelled roof díon cruinn

-barrelled

(also US -barreled) adjectivelong-barrelled pistol piostal le bairille fada
phrases

a barrel of laughs

informalhe's a barrel of laughs tá sé an-bharrúil, tá sé iontach greannmhar, tá cuideachta mhaith ann, fear seoigh étoday wasn't a barrel of laughs for me ní raibh lá maith agamsa inniu

through the barrel of a gun

(also

from the barrel of a gun

) le lámh láidirthey seized power through the barrel of a gun ghabh siad an chumhacht le lámh láidir

to let sb have both barrels

(also

to give sb both barrels

) informalíde na muc is na madraí a thabhairt ar dhuinefogha fíochmhar a thabhairt faoi dhuine

to have sb over a barrel

(also

to hold sb over a barrel

) informalduine a bheith faoi bhos an chait agatduine a bheith ar do chomhairle féin agat

to barrel your way

do bhealach a bhrú romhattreabhadh romhatropadh leat i do bhrúiscshe barrelled her way over to the table bhrúigh sí a bealach roimpi anonn chuig an tábla

with both barrels

1 with maximum fire powerle lán an dá bhairillechomh maith in Éirinn agus atá tú in ann 2 as forcefully as possibleidir an dá shúilgan fiacail a chur anngan trócaire

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