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kick around

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kick about

) informal 1 (v + adv) bully TRANSITIVEdrochíde a thabhairt docaith go dona leI was fed up of being kicked around bhí mé tuirseach de dhaoine bheith ag siúl orm 2 (v + adv) discuss, consider TRANSITIVEpléigh verb  c m uthe committee is kicking around some ideas tá roinnt moltaí á bplé ag an gcoiste, tá roinnt moltaí á gcíoradh ag an gcoiste, tá roinnt moltaí faoi chaibidil ag an gcoiste, tá roinnt moltaí idir chamáin ag an gcoiste
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3 (v + adv) be existing but forgotten, ignored INTRANSITIVEthese proposals have been kicking around for years tá na moltaí seo ann leis na blianta, tá na moltaí seo ag dul thart leis na blianta 4 (v + adv) be somewhere in the vicinity INTRANSITIVEis there a newspaper kicking around somewhere? an bhfuil nuachtán ina luí thart áit éigin?, an bhfuil nuachtán caite thart áit éigin? 5 (v + adv) spend time not doing much INTRANSITIVEcroch thartbheith ag leadaíochtbheith ag bodaireachthe spent a couple of years kicking around in Derry chaith sé cúpla bliain ag crochadh thart faoi Dhoire → see kick

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