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fool

1. noun stupid person2. noun HIST jester3. noun FOOD sweet food4. adjective silly5. verb trick sb6. verb act in frivolous way
phrases
1 noun stupid personamadán masc1  c m upleota masc4  c m uhe's only a fool is amadán ceart é, is pleota cruthanta édon't be a fool, Bríd ná bí i d'óinseach, a Bhríd; lig de do chuid amaidí, a Bhrídgo away, you old fool imigh leat, a sheanamadáin; imigh leat, a sheanleibidewhat a silly fool he is is mór an pleota é, is iontach an bobarún éhe made a complete fool of himself rinne sé amadán ceart de féin, rinne sé ceap magaidh de féinthey're bloody fools is deargamadáin iadto treat sb like a fool meas amadáin a thabhairt do dhuine, amadán a dhéanamh de dhuineI feel a fool now airímse amaideach anoishe'd been a fool to get himself so worked up ba mhór an amaidí dó bheith chomh hoibrithe sin 2 noun HIST jesterabhlóir masc3
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3 noun FOOD sweet foodfúl  c m ugooseberry fool fúl spíonán, spíonánach 4 adjective (especially US), informal sillyamaideach adj1  c m useafóideach adj1  c m uleibideach adj1  c m uit was a fool thing to say ba rud amaideach é le ráit's a damn fool idea is smaoineamh amaideach amach agus amach é 5 verb trick sb TRANSITIVEdallamullóg a chur ar  c m uan dubh a chur ina gheal aryou're not going to fool me this time níl tú ag dul a chur dallamullóg orm an iarraidh seo, ní chuirfidh tú an dubh ina gheal orm an uair seothey know they're not fooling anyone tá a fhios acu nach bhfuil siad ag cur aon dallamullóg ar dhuine ar bithhe had me fooled chreid mise é, chuir sé an dubh ina gheal ormsa, chuir sé an dallach dubh ormsashe fooled them into thinking that she'd changed chuir sí i gcéill dóibh go raibh sí athraithehe fooled them out of cash bhain sé airgead díobh le bladar 6 verb act in frivolous way INTRANSITIVEbheith ag magadhbheith ag spraoiI'm not fooling ní ag magadh atá mé, tá mé dáirírehe was only fooling ní raibh sé ach ag spraoi, ní raibh sé ach ag amaidí, ní raibh sé ach ag magadh
phrases

to act the fool

(also

to play the fool

) stop acting the fool! lig de do chuid amaidí!, lig de do chuid pleidhcíochta!, éirigh as do chuid seafóide!

any fool

seanamadán ar bithany fool could do that d'fhéadfadh amadán ar bith é sin a dhéanamh, d'fhéadfadh gach uile mhac beo é sin a dhéanamh

a fool and his money are soon parted

proverb ní bhíonn airgead is amadán i bhfad le chéileis éadrom ór ag amadán

fool enough to do sth

I was fool enough to let her off nach mór an t-amadán mé a scaoil léi?

fools rush in

(also

fools rush in where angels fear to tread

) proverb díth céille a bhain an mhéar do Mhurchadhacaipín deas ar leiceann glas, ag mealladh an amadáin

to make a fool of sb

(also

to make a fool out of sb

) ceap magaidh a dhéanamh de dhuine

to make a fool of yourself

he made a fool of himself with drink last night rinne sé amadán de féin leis an ól aréir, rinne sé caora de féin leis an ól aréir, rinne sé péatar de féin leis an ól aréirshe made a right fool of herself rinne sí óinseach cheart di féin

more fool sb

He's still waiting. More fool him. Tá sé fós ag fanacht. Nach mór an t-amadán é.; Tá sé fós ag feitheamh. Níl a fhios agam cén tseafóid atá air.You believed her? More fool you! Chreid tú í? Tuilleadh diabhail chugat!

no fool

(also

nobody's fool

) he's no fool ní haon dóithín é, ní haon amadán é, níl aon néal air siúd

there’s no fool like an old fool

proverb is é an seanamadán an t-amadán is measa ar bithní amadán go seanamadán

you could have fooled me!

'You're busy! You could've fooled me!' 'Tá tú gnóthach! Cé leis a bhfuil tú ag caint!', 'Tá tú cruógach! Ab in é an chaoi anois é!', 'Tá tú gnóthach! Má deir tú liom é!'

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