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dance

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noun
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verb
1 verb move, do steps to music etc
INTRANSITIVEbheith ag damhsabheith ag rincesteip a dhéanamh informalshe likes to dance is maith léi bheith ag rince, is maith léi an damhsawould you dance for us? an ndéanfá steip dúinn?they spent the night dancing together chaith siad an oíche ag damhsa lena chéile
TRANSITIVEdamhsaigh verb  c m urinc verb  c m uhe'll dance a hornpipe damhsóidh sé cornphíopashe's able to dance sets tá sí ábalta seiteanna a rincehe danced the lead in the show ba é an príomhdhamhsóir é sa seó
2 verb move in lively way INTRANSITIVEbheith ag pramsáilthey were dancing around with delight bhí siad ag pramsáil thart le teann ríméid
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3 verb of sb's eyes INTRANSITIVEbheith ag glioscarnachbheith ag lonrúhis eyes were dancing with mischief bhí a chuid súl ag glioscarnach le teann diabhlaíochta
noun
4 noun DANC activity, artdamhsa masc4  c m urince masc4  c m uto perform a dance damhsa a dhéanamh, rince a dhéanamhwe all know a few dance steps tá cúpla steip againn ar fad, táimid ar fad ábalta cúpla céim damhsa a dhéanamhballroom dance damhsa bálseomraIrish dance rince Gaelach, damhsa Gaelachdance teacher múinteoir damhsa, múinteoir rince 5 noun ZOOL performed by animals etcdamhsa masc4  c m urince masc4  c m ucourtship dance damhsa suirí 6 noun DANC social occasiondamhsa masc4  c m urince masc4  c m uthere's a dance being held in the hall tonight tá damhsa ar siúl sa halla anocht 7 noun MUS piece of musicdamhsa masc4  c m urince masc4  c m u 8 noun MUS style of pop music ceol damhsa  c m u 9 noun figurative sense: progression, relationship etcthe dance of life rothaí móra an tsaoilthe strange dance of religion and sexuality over the centuries an caidreamh ait atá idir an creideamh agus an ghnéasúlacht leis na céadta bliain
phrases

to dance the night away

bheith ag rince go maidinbheith ag damhsa ar feadh na hoíche

to dance a different tune

athrú poirt a bheith agatdo phort a bheith athraithe agathe's dancing to a very different tune now tá athrú poirt anois aige, tá a phort athraithe anois aige

to dance to sb else's tune

géilleadh do dhuine eileport duine eile a dhamhsa

to dance attendance on sb

she was dancing attendance on him bhí sí ag freastal air, bhí sí á chur ó bhos go bos, bhí sí seasta ag tindeáil air, bhí sí ina dhá cuid déag timpeall air

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