New English-Irish Dictionary
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hammer

noun
verb
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noun
1 noun toolcasúr masc1  c m ua hammer attack ionsaí le casúrthe house went under the hammer cuireadh an teach ar ceantair hammer aerchasúr, aerordhammer head ceann casúir 2 noun MUS part of bell or pianocasúr masc1  c m u
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3 noun ANAT in earcasúirín masc4  c m umailléas masc1  c m u 4 noun part of guncasúr masc1  c m u 5 noun ATH in field sportord masc1  c m uthrowing the hammer caitheamh an oirdshe came first in the hammer fuair sí an chéad áit i gcaitheamh an oirdhammer thrower caiteoir oird
verb
6 verb strike
INTRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m ulasc verb  c m ushe felt her heart hammering mhothaigh sí a croí ag bualadhhe was hammering at the door bhí sé ag bualadh an dorais, bhí sé ag lascadh an dorais
TRANSITIVEbuail le casúrlasc le casúrhe hammered the nails into the wood bhuail sé na tairní isteach san adhmad le casúrthe gold was hammered into sheets rinneadh bileoga den ór le casúrthe two pieces of wood were hammered together bhí an dá phíosa adhmaid tairneáilte le chéile
7 verb pound
TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m ugread verb  c m uthey were hammering the tables with their fists bhí siad ag bualadh na dtáblaí lena ndoirne
INTRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m ugread verb  c m uthe rain was hammering against the window bhí an fhearthainn ag bualadh in aghaidh na fuinneoige, bhí an bháisteach ag lascadh na fuinneoige, bhí an bháisteach ag gleadhradh ar an bhfuinneog
8 verb SPOR kick or strike hard TRANSITIVEhe hammered the ball into the net thug sé cic maith don pheil isteach san eangach, thiomáin sé an liathróid san eangach 9 verb informal SPOR defeat TRANSITIVEgreasáil a bhualadh arIreland hammered France bhuail Éire greasáil ar an bhFrainc, ghleadhair Éire an Fhrainc, bhuaigh Éire caoch ar an bhFrainc, bhuail Éire an cac as an bhFrainc very informalwe got hammered buaileadh caoch muid, buaileadh an cac asainn very informal 10 verb informal charge high rate TRANSITIVEI was hammered for a huge tax bill gearradh bille ollmhór cánach orm, buaileadh bille mór millteach cánach orm 11 verb informal criticise TRANSITIVEto hammer sb/sth sciolladh a dhéanamh ar dhuine/rud, duine/rud a cháineadh go géarthey got hammered for losing a match cáineadh go géar iad as cluiche a chailleadh 12 verb force TRANSITIVEbuail isteach  c m utiomáin isteachlasc isteachto hammer sth into sth rud a bhualadh isteach i rud, rud a thiomáint isteach i rud, rud a lascadh isteach i rudpoetry was hammered into my head at school lascadh an fhilíocht isteach i mo cheann ar scoil 13 verb informal drive fast TRANSITIVEtiomáin ar nós na gaoithetiomáin ar luas lasrachhe was hammering down the road bhí sé ag tiomáint síos an bealach mór ar nós na gaoithe
phrases

to go at it hammer and tongs

informal 1 quarrelbheith in adharca a chéilebheith in árach a chéilebheith sa phíobán ag a chéilemy mother and her sister were going at it hammer and tongs bhí mo mháthair agus a deirfiúr in adharca a chéile 2 compete enthusiasticallybheith ar theann do dhíchillthe boxers were going at it hammer and tongs bhí na dornálaithe ag troid an méid a bhí ina gcnámha 3 have energetic sexbheith ag bualadh craicinnbheith ag radaireachtthey were going at it hammer and tongs all night bhí siad ag gabháil dó ar theann a ndíchill i rith na hoíche, bhí siad ag clárú a chéile an oíche ar fad

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