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guess

1. verb suppose, estimate2. verb suppose, estimate correctly3. verb used to introduce information4. verb suppose, think with little conviction5. noun supposition, conjecture
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1 verb suppose, estimate
INTRANSITIVEtomhais verb  c m ubuille faoi thuairim a thabhairttomhas a dhéanamhyou're only guessing níl tú ach ag tabhairt buille faoi thuairim, níl tú ach ag tomhas, ag dul sa seans atá túshe guessed correctly thomhais sí i gcearthe guessed at the answer thug sé buille faoi thuairim faoin bhfreagra, thomhais sé an freagrascientists guessed at how it was formed rinne eolaithe tuairimíocht faoin gcaoi ar cruthaíodh é
TRANSITIVEtomhais verb  c m ubuille faoi thuairim a thabhairttomhas a dhéanamhguess how long it took tomhais cé chomh fada a ghlac séI'd guess that there are a thousand people here is é mo bharúil go bhfuil míle duine anseo, déarfainn go bhfuil míle duine anseo
2 verb suppose, estimate correctly
INTRANSITIVEtomhais verb  c m uhow did you guess? conas a d'oibrigh tú amach é?you guessed right about the party bhí an ceart agat faoin gcóisir
TRANSITIVEoibrigh amach  c m utomhais verb  c m ucan you guess what I answered? tomhais mar a d'fhreagair mé, tomhais cén freagra a thug méwe guessed he was the buyer d'oibríomar amach gurbh eisean an ceannaitheoir
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3 verb used to introduce information TRANSITIVEtomhais verb  c m uguess who's in trouble again? cé a déarfá atá i dtrioblóid arís?, tomhais cé atá i dtrioblóid arís?guess what the dog did? céard a déarfá a rinne an madra?, cad is dóigh leat a rinne an madra?, cad é do bharúil atá déanta ag an madra? 4 verb informal suppose, think with little conviction TRANSITIVEI guess I understand is dócha go dtuigimI guess I'll go home is dócha go rachaidh mé abhaile'Will you go?' 'I guess.' 'An rachaidh tú ann?' 'Is dócha é.''Is that a problem?' 'I guess not.' 'An fadhb é sin?' 'Is dócha nach ea.'; 'An fadhb é sin?' 'Ní hea, is dócha.' 5 noun supposition, conjecturebuille faoi thuairimbarúil fem3  c m uthat's just a guess níl ansin ach buille faoi thuairim, níl ansin ach barúilhave a guess! tabhair buille faoi thuairim!, tomhais leat!an educated guess tuairim mheáiteit was just a wild guess ní raibh ann ach barúil gharbh, ní raibh ann ach buille faoi thuairim gan dealramhto hazard a guess buille faoi thuairim a thabhairt, tomhas a dhéanamh, barúil a thabhairtit enables us to make a guess at the date tugann sé barúil dúinn den dáta
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anyone's guess

(also

anybody's guess

) it's anyone's guess what'll happen ag Dia amháin atá a fhios céard a tharlóidh, cá bhfios cad a tharlóidh, ní fheadair aon duine cad a tharlóidh

at a guess

there were around a dozen of them at a guess déarfainn go raibh thart ar dhosaen acu ann, mheasfainn go raibh timpeall dháréag díobh ann

best guess

my best guess is that they'll try again is é is dóigh liomsa ná go dtriailfidh siad arís, measaim go mbeidh iarracht eile acubest guess, we'll lose 40% is é is dóichí go gcaillfimid 40%

can only guess

(also

can only guess at

) he could only guess how bad it was ní fhéadfadh sé ach a shamhlú cé chomh dona agus a bhí séwe can only guess at how many died níl againn ach tuairim faoin méid a bhásaigh

can't begin to guess

(also

can't begin to guess at

) you can't begin to guess what it's like there níl aon tuairim agat conas mar atá sé ansinI can't begin to guess how painful that must be ní féidir liom fiú a shamhlú cé chomh pianmhar agus atá sé sin

to guess as much

I had already guessed as much bhí sé sin oibrithe amach agam cheana féin, thuig mé é sin cheana féin'He's gone!' 'I guessed as much.' 'Tá sé imithe!' 'Iontas na n-iontas.'; 'Tá sé imithe!' 'Cheap mé gur amhlaidh a bheadh.'; 'Tá sé imithe!' 'Ní raibh mé ag súil lena mhalairt uaidh.'

guess what

informal guess what, it was still there! ní chreidfidh tú é seo, bhí sé fós ann!; céard a déarfá leis seo, bhí sé fós ann!; an bhfuil a fhios agat é seo, bhí sé fós ann!; éist leis seo, bhí sé ann go fóill!

guess who

informal tomhais cé atá anseotomhais cé atá agat

to keep sb guessing

informalduine a choinneáil ar an aineolasamhras a fhágáil ar dhuineshe likes to keep me guessing is maith léi mé a choinneáil ar an aineolas

let me guess

informaltabharfaidh mé buille faoi thuairimfan go bhfeicfidh mélet me guess, was it Seosamh? fan go bhfeicfidh mé, arbh é Seosamh a bhí ann?

might have guessed

I might have guessed you broke it cé eile ach tú féin a bhrisfeadh é, nach maith a bhí a fhios agam gur tusa a bhris é'I did it.' 'I might have guessed!' 'Mise a rinne é.' 'Cé eile!'; 'Mise a rinne é.' 'Iontas na n-iontas!'; 'Mise a rinne é.' 'Ní chuireann sé sin iontas ar bith orm!'

my guess is

measaimdéarfainnis dóigh liomis é mo thuairimdéanaim amachmy guess is that it'd fetch €100 measaim go bhfaighfeá €100 air; gheofá €100 air, dar liom; b'fhéidir go bhfaighfeá €100 air; is dóigh liom go bhfaighfeá €100 air

three guesses

trí sheansI gave him three guesses as to what my name was thug mé trí sheans dó m'ainm a thomhas

you can guess

you can guess how upset I am ní gá dom a insint duit cé chomh corraithe agus atá mé, féadfaidh tú a shamhlú cé chomh corraithe agus atá méyou can guess what he said tá a fhios agat féin céard a dúirt sé, ní gá dom a rá leat cad a dúirt sé

you'd never guess

ní chreidfeá go deoní shamhlófá choíchení thomhaisfeá go deoní déarfá go deoyou'd never guess they were related ní chreidfeá riamh go raibh gaol eatarthu

you'll never guess

ní thomhaisfeá go deoní chreidfeá go deoní chreidfidh tú choícheyou'll never guess what I found ní chreidfeá go deo céard a fuair mé

your guess is as good as mine

tá a fhios agatsa a oiread liom féintá a fhios agat féin a oiread is atá a fhios agamsatá mise chomh haineolach leat féin

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