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chain

noun
verb
phrases
noun
1 noun linked metal ringsslabhra masc4  c m uthere was a steel chain on the gate bhí slabhra cruach ar an ngeatahe had a dog on a chain bhí madra ar cheann slabhra leis 2 noun for flushing toiletslabhra masc4  c m uto pull the chain an slabhra a tharraingt
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3 noun on door for securityslabhra masc4  c m ukeep the door on the chain coimeád an slabhra ar an doras 4 noun piece of jewellery or insignia slabhra masc4  c m ushe was wearing a gold chain bhí slabhra óir á chaitheamh aici 5 noun of bicycle slabhra masc4  c m uhis chain came off tháinig an slabhra den rothar air 6 noun restrictionlaincis fem2  c m uadhastar masc1  c m ubuarach fem2this work is like a chain holding me back tá an obair seo ag cur laincisí orm 7 noun sequencesraith fem2  c m ua chain of events sraith imeachtaí 8 noun outlets of one companysreang fem2  c m ua chain of shops sreang siopaíhotel chain sreang óstán 9 noun mountain rangesliabhraon masc1  c m u 10 noun CHEM sequence of atoms etcslabhra masc4  c m u
verb
11 verb attach, tie up TRANSITIVEceangail le slabhrathe protesters chained themselves to the railings cheangail na hagóideoirí iad féin de na ráillí le slabhraí
phrases

to pull the chain on

deireadh a chur lefáil réidh lefáil réitithe lethey've pulled the chain on the scheme tá deireadh curtha acu leis an scéim

to pull sb's chain

(also

to yank sb's chain

) informal 1 make sb angryduine a spréachadhduine a ghriogadhduine a shaighdeadhbheith ag spochadh as duinebheith ag tarraingt as duine 2 fool sbbheith ag magadh faoi dhuinebheith ag séideadh faoi dhuinebheith ag sacadh faoi dhuinebaileabhair a dhéanamh de dhuine

to be chained to the kitchen sink

pejorative bheith i do sclábhaí ag obair tíbheith sáinnithe sa chistin

to be chained to your desk

bheith seasta ag obairbheith i do sclábhaí ag an obairbheith ceangailte don deasc

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