New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: carve-up · carve out · charge up · have up · rave up · scare up · serve up · change up · ante up · careful
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carve up

1 (v + adv) pejorative area, assets, etc TRANSITIVEroinn verb  c m uto carve up the spoils an chreach a roinntthe constituency will be carved up before the next election roinnfear an toghcheantar roimh an gcéad toghchán eile 2 (v + adv) informal person: with knife, razor TRANSITIVEsceanairt a dhéanamh arhe got carved up in a vicious fight rinneadh sceanairt air le linn troid fhíochmhar 3 (v + adv) butcher TRANSITIVEgearr verb  c m uhe carved up the meat ghearr sé an fheoil 4 (v + adv) informal driver of vehicle: cut in too close TRANSITIVEgearr isteach arthe lorry carved me up ghearr an leoraí isteach orm 5 (v + adv) pejorative dig up TRANSITIVEtochail verb  c m ucart verb  c m uthey've carved up the valley to build a road tá an gleann scriosta acu chun bóthar a thógáil, tá an gleann tochailte acu le bóthar a dhéanamh → see carve

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