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cat

1. noun ZOOL domestic animal2. noun wild animal3. noun malicious woman4. noun man (in jazz world)5. noun NAUT catamaran6. noun ENG catalytic converter7. verb NAUT raise from the water
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1 noun ZOOL domestic animalcat masc1  c m u 2 noun wild animalcat masc1  c m ufia-chat  c m u
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3 noun pejorative malicious womancailleach pejorative fem2  c m ubáirseach pejorative fem2  c m uraicleach pejorative fem  c m u 4 noun (US), informal man (in jazz world)boc informal masc1  c m u 5 noun NAUT catamarancatamarán masc1  c m u 6 noun ENG catalytic convertertiontaire catalaíoch 7 verb NAUT raise from the water TRANSITIVEtarraing aníos go dtí an chrochto cat the anchor an t-ancaire a tharraingt aníos go dtí an chroch
phrases

a cat may look at a king

proverb tá cead ag an gcat breathnú ar an rí

all cats are grey in the dark

(also

all cats are grey at night

) proverb ní bhíonn uasal ná íseal ach thuas seal is thíos seal proverb síleann an dall gur míol é gach meall proverb

cat and mouse

nouncat is luch in aghaidh a chéile

it's enough to make a cat laugh

chuirfeadh sé cat ag gáire

to fight like cat and dog

informal they fight like cat and dog bíonn siad síoraí in árach a chéile, bíonn siad seasta ag bruíon, bíonn siad i gcónaí in adharca a chéile

has the cat got your tongue?

ar chaill tú do theanga?ar fhuadaigh an cat do theanga?

to let the cat out of the bag

informalan rún a sceitheadhan cat a scaoileadh as an mála

like a cat on a hot tin roof

(also

like a cat on hot bricks

) informal ar cipíníag borradh is ag at mar a bheadh cat i málaar nós cat ar ghrideall

like a cat that's got the cream

(also

like a cat that's stolen the cream

) informal chomh postúil le cat a mbeadh póca airchomh sásta le cat an dá eireaball

to grin like a Cheshire cat

informal cár go cluasa a bheith ortbheith chomh sásta le diúcbheith chomh ríméadach le cat a mbeadh bróga air

to look like something the cat dragged in

informalbheith cosúil le rud a tharraingeodh an cat isteach lá fliuchbheith cosúil le rud a thiocfadh isteach faoi thírbheith cosúil le rud nach gcuirfeá amach ar shluasaid

not to have a cat in hell's chance

(also

not to stand a cat in hell's chance

) informalhe doesn't stand a cat in hell's chance níl seans na ngrást aige, níl seans dá laghad aige

to set the cat among the pigeons

(also

to put the cat among the pigeons

) an lasair a chur sa bharrachan t-im a chur tríd an mbrúitín

there are more ways than one to skin a cat

(also

there are more ways than one to kill a cat

) proverb is iomaí bealach le cat a mharú seachas é a thachtadh le himis iomaí slí chun beithíoch a fheannadh

the cat´s mother

informalmáthair an áilyou'd swear she was the cat's mother shílfeá gurb í féin a rug í féin

to (wait and) see which way the cat jumps

informalam a bhualadh airfanacht le cóirlet's wait and see which way the cat jumps buail am air go bhfeicfimid céard a tharlóidh, buail am air go bhfeicfimid cén treo a n-athróidh an ghaoth

when the cat´s away the mice will play

proverb nuair a bhíonn an cat amuigh bíonn an luch ag rincenuair a bhíonn an cat ar shiúl bíonn cead rince ag na luchóga

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