New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: mutton · butt in · buttock · glutton · baton · bottom · butte · butter · button up · butty
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button

noun
verb
adjective
phrases
noun
1 noun for fastening clothescnaipe masc4  c m uto fasten the buttons na cnaipí a dhúnadh, na cnaipí a dhruidimto undo the buttons na cnaipí a scaoileadh 2 noun for starting machine etccnaipe masc4  c m uhe hit the button for the second floor bhrúigh sé an cnaipe don dara hurlársnooze button cnaipe suain, cnaipe míogarnaí
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3 noun COMP symbol on screencnaipe masc4  c m u 4 noun (especially US) round badgesuaitheantas masc1  c m u 5 noun small sweetcnaipe masc4  c m ua packet of chocolate buttons paicéad cnaipí seacláide 6 noun SPOR on point of foil in fencingmurlán masc1
verb
7 verb fasten with buttons TRANSITIVEdún verb  c m udruid verb  c m uhe buttoned his coat dhruid sé cnaipí a chóta, dhún sé a chótabutton the two parts together ceangail an dá chuid dá chéile le cnaipí, dún na cnaipí chun an dá chuid a cheangal dá chéile 8 verb be fastened with buttons INTRANSITIVEdún le cnaipídruid le cnaipíthis dress buttons up the back tá cnaipí suas an droim ar an ngúna seo
adjective
9 adjective small, roundbeag cruinnhis little button eyes a chuid súile beaga cruinneshe had a little button nose bhí cnaipe beag de shrón uirthi, nuta de shrón a bhí uirthi
phrases

at/with the touch of a button

(also

at/with the push of a button

) gan ach cnaipe a bhrúit starts at the touch of a button ní gá ach cnaipe a bhrú agus tosóidh sé

button it!

(also

button your lip!

, button your mouth!

) informaléist do bhéal!dún do chlab!druid do bhéal!fuist!

on the button

1 (especially US) informal on timear an bpointethe train left at ten on the button d'imigh an traein ar bhuille a deich 2 (especially US) informal exactly rightyou're on the button there tá an ceart ar fad agat

to push sb's buttons

(also

to press sb's buttons

) 1 informal say sth to upset sbduine a spréachadhduine a ghriogadhcur as do dhuinecur isteach ar dhuine 2 informal excite sexuallyduine a mhealladhif he pushes her buttons má tá dúil aici ann, má tá spéis aici ann

to push (all) the right buttons

(also

to press (all) the right buttons

) informaldo chluiche a imirt go maithhe pressed all the right buttons with them chuaigh sé i gcion go mór orthu, chuaigh sé i bhfeidhm go mór orthu

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