New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: fiddler · diddle · fiddly · fuddle · middle · riddle · fuddled · griddle · coddle · cuddle
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fiddle

1. noun MUS violin2. noun dishonest scheme3. noun sth awkward to do4. verb play the violin5. verb accounts etc6. verb (with sth) nervously7. verb tinker (with sth)
phrases
1 noun MUS, informal violinfidil fem2  c m ushe plays the fiddle seinneann sí an fhidilhe played a tune on the fiddle sheinn sé port ar an bhfidil
modifierfidlefiddle music ceol fidlefiddle player fidléir
2 noun dishonest schemecamastaíl fem3  c m ucneámhaireacht fem3cambheart masc  c m utax fiddle camastaíl chánach
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3 noun sth awkward to dociotaí fem4  c m uit's a fiddle to put together tá sé an-deacair é a chur le chéile, is ciotach ar fad é a chur le chéilewhat a fiddle! a leithéid de chiotaí!, a leithéid de chrá croí! 4 verb play the violin INTRANSITIVEan fhidil a sheinman fhidil a chasadhan fhidil a bhualadh 5 verb accounts etc TRANSITIVEcam verb  c m ucuir as a riochtthe government is fiddling the figures tá na figiúirí á gcur as a riocht ag an rialtas, tá an rialtas ag fidléireacht leis na figiúirí 6 verb (with sth) nervously INTRANSITIVEto fiddle with sth bheith ag fidlínteacht le rud, bheith ag cipiléireacht le rud, bheith ag útamáil le rud, bheith ag méirínteacht le rud 7 verb tinker (with sth) INTRANSITIVEto fiddle with sth bheith ag fidlínteacht le rud, bheith ag plucsáil le rud, bheith ag útamáil le rud
phrases

as fit as a fiddle

chomh folláin le breacchomh gasta le cúi mbarr do shláinte

to fiddle while Rome burns

bheith ag casadh ceoil agus do thóin á dó

to play second fiddle to sb

tús áite a thabhairt do dhuine éigin eile

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