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circle

1. noun MATH round shape2. noun circular object3. noun ARCHEOL of stones etc 4. noun group of connected people5. noun group that meets for common purpose6. verb move in a circle7. verb draw circle around
phrases
1 noun MATH round shapeciorcal masc1  c m uit's in the shape of a circle cruth ciorcail atá airthey were standing in a circle bhí siad ina seasamh ina gciorcal, bhí siad ina seasamh i bhfáinneplanets move in circles gluaiseann pláinéid i gciorcail 2 noun circular objectciorcal masc1  c m ufáinne masc4  c m ua circle of light fáinne solais
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3 noun ARCHEOL of stones etc ciorcal masc1  c m u 4 noun group of connected peoplecomhluadar masc1  c m udream masc3  c m uin artistic circles i measc lucht na n-ealaíona circle of friends grúpa cairde 5 noun group that meets for common purposeciorcal masc1  c m ugrúpa masc4  c m uconversation circle ciorcal comhrá 6 verb move in a circle
TRANSITIVEfáinne a dhéanamh thart artéigh timpeall i gciorcal arthe sharks were circling the boat bhí na siorcanna ag dul thart ar an mbádto circle the globe dul timpeall an domhainthe army circled the house thimpeallaigh an t-arm an teach, rinne an t-arm fáinne thart ar an teach
INTRANSITIVEtéigh thart i gciorcaltéigh timpeall i gciorcalthe helicopter was circling overhead bhí an héileacaptar ag dul thart i gciorcail os a gcionn
7 verb draw circle around TRANSITIVEciorclaigh verb  c m uciorcal a tharraingt timpeall arfáinne a chur thart arcircle the right answer ciorclaigh an freagra ceart, cuir ciorcal thart ar an bhfreagra ceart
phrases

to turn full circle

(also

to come full circle

, to go full circle

) dul ar ais chuig an túsbheith ar ais ag an túswe've come full circle táimid ar ais san áit ar thosaigh muid

in circles

i gciorcalhe was driving round in circles bhí sé ag tiomáint thart i gciorcal

to go round in circles

(also

to run round in circles

) bheith ag dul thart i gciorcaldul timpeall is timpeallshe was running round in circles with the essay ní raibh sí ag déanamh aon dul chun cinn leis an aistethe plot was going round in circles ní raibh bun ná barr leis an bplota

to have dark circles under your eyes

scáileanna dorcha a bheith faoi do shúilefáinní dubha a bheith faoi do shúile

to circle the wagons

dul ar do chosaint

the wheel has come full circle

(also

the wheel has turned full circle

) tá an roth casta go hiomlán arístáimid ar ais san áit ar thosaíomar

to square the circle

he managed to square the circle d'éirigh leis an rud a ceapadh a bheith dodhéanta a dhéanamh

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