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hard

adjective
adverb
phrases
adjective
1 adjective not softcrua adj3  c m ulie on a hard surface luigh ar dhromchla cruathe bed is a bit hard tá an leaba ábhairín crua as hard as nails chomh crua leis an iarann, chomh crua le cloch, chomh crua le hadharc pocaide 2 adjective difficult to dodeacair adj1  c m udoiligh adj1  c m ucrua adj3  c m udian adj1  c m uthat's a hard question sin ceist dheacair, sin ceist chruathe task is too hard for them tá an tasc ródheacair acu, tá an tasc róchrua dóibhit's hard to get marks off her tá sé deacair marcanna a fháil uaithi, is doiligh marcanna a fháil uaithi, níl sé éasca marcanna a fháil uaithiit's hard to believe he's at college is deacair a creidiúint go bhfuil sé ar an gcoláisteit's hard to say is deacair a rá, is doiligh a ráthey're hard to find is deacair iad a fháil, tá siad doiligh a fháil he found it hard to get used to the pressure bhí sé deacair air éirí cleachta leis an mbrúit was hard for her to stop bhí sé dian uirthi stopadh, bhí sé deacair aici stad we had a hard time getting the parts chuaigh sé dian orainn na páirteanna a fháil, bhí obair againn na páirteanna a fháil the salary makes it hard to keep people bíonn sé deacair daoine a choimeád mar gheall ar an tuarastal it was hard to take (also it was hard to swallow) ba dheacair cur suas leis, níorbh fhurasta glacadh leis
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3 adjective of work: requiring a lot of effortcrua adj3  c m utrom adj1  c m udian adj1  c m uit took a lot of hard work bhí go leor obair chrua ag baint leisthat was a hard week b'in seachtain chrua they were hard at work bhí siad ag obair go crua, bhí siad ag obair go dícheallach, bhí siad ag strácáil leo they made hard work of the second half ní gan saothar a chuir siad an dara leath díobh, thug an dara leath a sáith dóibh teaching is too much like hard work tá barraíocht oibre i gceist leis an múinteoireacht, tá an iomarca bráca ag baint leis an múinteoireacht 4 adjective with physical forcecrua adj3  c m uhe took a hard blow to the head buaileadh buille crua sa cheann air 5 adjective of game, contest: physically toughcrua adj3  c m udian adj1  c m ua hard match cluiche cruathe tackling is very hard bíonn an taicleáil an-chrua 6 adjective of person: physically strong and toughcrua adj3  c m uláidir adj1  c m uhe's a hard man is fear crua éshe's the hardest player of the lot is ise an t-imreoir is crua ar an iomlán acu 7 adjective lacking kindness or sympathycrua adj3  c m ushe was always cold and hard ba dhuine fuar i gcónaí í, bhí sí riamh cruachroíoch he's very hard on the pupils tá sé an-chrua ar na daltaí, tá sé an-ghéar ar na daltaí a hard taskmaster (also a hard master) máistir géar 8 adjective unpleasant, difficultcrua adj3  c m uanróiteach adj1  c m uhe had a hard life bhí saol crua aige times are hard at the moment tá an saol crua faoi láthair, tá rudaí go dona faoi láthair they've had a hard time lately tá an saol ag dul ina gcoinne le tamall, níl an saol ag éirí rómhaith leo le scaitheamh they fell on hard times chuaigh an saol ina n-aghaidh, tháinig siad anuas sa saol 9 adjective definitely truecinnte adj3  c m udeimhin adj1  c m uthey have no hard evidence níl fianaise chinnte ar bith acu 10 adjective unpleasantly brightláidir adj1  c m uscéiniúil adj2  c m u 11 adjective of look: intense géar adj1  c m ufiata adj3  c m uto give sb a hard stare amharc fiata a thabhairt ar dhuine 12 adjective of alcoholic drinks: very strongcrua adj3  c m uhe avoids hard drinks ní bhacann sé le deochanna crua the hard stuff an braon crua, an stuif crua 13 adjective CHEM of water: containing a lot of mineralscrua adj3  c m uhard water uisce crua 14 adjective MET of weather: very severefeannta adj3  c m ucrua adj3  c m uwe had a hard frost bhí sioc crua annthe winter is going to be hard tá an geimhreadh ag gabháil a bheith crua, beidh geimhreadh crua againn 15 adjective POL of beliefs: at the extremea hard right party páirtí atá i bhfad amach ar an eite dheis 16 adjective of angle or turn: sharpgéar adj1  c m uthere's a hard right after the bridge tá casadh géar ar dheis tar éis an droichid 17 adjective LING in pronunciationcrua adj3  c m uit's a hard C C crua atá ann
adverb
18 adverb sharplygo géar  c m uyou turn hard left casann tú go géar ar chlé 19 adverb with a lot of effort or energygo crua  c m ugo dícheallach  c m ugo dúthrachtach  c m uwe're working hard here táimid ag obair go crua anseo, táimid ag obair go dícheallach anseowe had to fight hard for it b'éigean dúinn troid go crua ar a shon, ní gan troid chrua a fuaireamar éhe tried hard rinne sé a mhíle dícheallthey were crying hard bhí siad ag caoineadh go géar, bhí siad ag caoineadh go cráite to push hard for sth (also to press hard for sth) bheith meáite ar rud a fháil, bheith go diongbháilte ag lorg ruda 20 adverb with a lot of forcego crua  c m upull hard tarraing go cruakick it as hard as you can ciceáil é chomh crua agus atá tú in ann 21 adverb carefullygo cúramach  c m ulisten hard éist go cúramach, éist go géarto look hard at sth féachaint go géar ar rudI thought long and hard about it smaoinigh mé go cúramach air, rinne mé dianmhachnamh air 22 adverb MET a lotgo tromit was raining hard bhí sé ag báisteach go trom, bhí sé ag gleadhradh báistíit began to snow hard thosaigh sé ag cur sneachta go trom, thosaigh sé ag plúchadh sneachta
phrases

to be hard at it

informalbheith ag obair go cruabheith ar do mhíle dícheall

hard done by

informalhe felt hard done by dar leis go ndearnadh éagóir air, cheap sé nach bhfuair sé a cheart, mhothaigh sé nach bhfuair sé cothrom na Féinne, mheas sé nach bhfuair sé ach cuid Pháidín den mheacan

to be hard hit

(also

to be hit hard

) the west has been hard hit tá an t-iarthar buailte go dona, tá buille crua buailte ar an iartharthe place hit hardest by the storm an áit is measa a bhuail an stoirm, an áit is mó a d'fhulaing de bharr na stoirme

to be hard on sth

bheith crua ar rudbheith dian ar rudthe last mile is hard on the legs tá an míle deiridh dian ar na cosa

to be hard pressed to do sth

(also

be hard pushed to do sth

) they'll be hard pressed to get it finished beidh sé dian orthu é a chríochnú, tabharfaidh sé a sáith dóibh é a chríochnúyou'd be hard pushed to find a better one ba dheacair ceann níos fearr a fháil

to do sth the hard way

íoc go daor as rudrud a bheith ceannaithe go maith agatwe did it the hard way ní gan go leor dua a rinneamar é, chuireamar go leor stró orainn féin á dhéanamhsometimes you learn the hard way in amanna is taithí dhóite a mhúineann thú, in amanna is ciall cheannaithe a fhaigheann tú

to drive a hard bargain

(also

to strike a hard bargain

) she strikes a hard bargain ní ligeann sí a cnámh le madra ar bith, ní haon ribín réidh í

to give sb a hard time

1 cause problems for sbduine a chrácur isteach ar dhuine 2 treat sb badlycaitheamh go dona le duine 3 criticise sb a lotduine a cháineadhbheith anuas sa mhullach ar dhuinebheith géar ar dhuine

to take a hard look at sb/sth

(also

to have a hard look at sb/sth

) féachaint go cúramach ar dhuine/rudamharc go géar ar dhuine/rud

to take sth hard

he took the criticism hard ghoill an cáineadh go mór air, ghoin an cáineadh go géar é, chuir an cáineadh as go mór dó

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hard

hard is a grammatical form of: ard »

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