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inch

1. noun MEAS unit, quantity2. noun land surrounded by water3. verb move slowly4. verb cause to move slowly5. verb FIN change gradually
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1 noun MEAS unit, quantityorlach masc1the line is seven inches wide tá an líne seacht n-orlaí ar leitheadtwo inches of snow fell thit dhá orlach sneachta 2 noun land surrounded by waterinse fem4  c m u
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3 verb move slowly
INTRANSITIVEbog go mall réidhgluais go mall réidh
he inched forward in the darkness rinne sé a bhealach roimhe go mall réidh sa dorchadasthe ship inched out of the port ghluais an long go mall amach as an gcalafortChristmas is inching closer to us tá an Nollaig ag druidim linn
TRANSITIVEshe inched her way down to him rinne sí a bealach síos chuige go mallthey're inching their way back into the game tá siad ag teacht aniar sa chluiche diaidh ar ndiaidh
4 verb cause to move slowly TRANSITIVEbog beagán ar bheagánbog diaidh ar ndiaidhshe inched the package out of her way bhog sí an beart i leataobh beagán ar bheagán 5 verb especially FIN change gradually
INTRANSITIVEthe value of the dollar inched higher tháinig ardú diaidh ar ndiaidh ar luach an dollairthe temperature inched lower d'ísligh an teocht diaidh ar ndiaidh
TRANSITIVEto inch a price up praghas a ardú diaidh ar ndiaidh
phrases

every inch

1 the whole of sthevery inch of her was hurting bhí sí i bpian ó bhaithis go bonnhe was with me every inch of the way bhí sé in éineacht liom ó thús deireadh 2 to the fullest extenthe's every inch the businessman fear gnó cruthanta atá ann, fear gnó amach is amach is ea é

give sb an inch and he'll take a mile

(also

give sb an inch and he'll take a yard

) proverb tabhair orlach don bhodach agus tabharfaidh sé féin slat leisnuair a théann an gabhar don teampall ní stadann sé go haltóir

inch by inch

diaidh ar ndiaidhbeagán ar bheagánde réir a chéileshe improved inch by inch d'fheabhsaigh sí diaidh ar ndiaidh, d'fheabhsaigh sí beagán ar bheagán

to not give an inch

(also

to not budge an inch

, to not move an inch

) don't give an inch! ná géill orlach!, ná lig orlach uait!, ná géill ionga ná orlach!don't give him an inch ná scaoil orlach leis

to not trust sb an inch

I wouldn't trust him an inch ní bheadh iontaoibh dá laghad agam as, ní bheadh lá muiníne agam as

to within an inch of your life

(also

within an inch of your life

) 1 so that sb almost dieshe was beaten to within an inch of his life ar éigean Dé a tháinig sé as an ngreadadh a fuair sé, tugadh leathmharú air 2 very thoroughly usually humorous I was prepared to within an inch of my life ní fhéadfainn bheith a dhath níos ullmhaitheshe was groomed to within an inch of her life bhí sí gléasta go barr na méar, bhí sí gléasta go pioctha péacach

within an inch of

(also

within inches of

) they came within an inch of winning the championship is beag bídeach nár thug siad an chraobh leo, chuaigh siad faoi aon den chraobh a bhreith leo

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