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neck

1. noun ANAT of person, animal, garment2. noun of bottle etc3. noun of musical instrument MUS4. noun tooth MED5. noun of womb ANAT6. noun strip of land, water7. verb kiss, fondle 8. verb food, drink
phrases
1 noun ANAT of person, animal, garmentmuineál masc1  c m u 2 noun of bottle etcscóig fem2  c m uscrogall masc1  c m u
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3 noun of musical instrument MUSmuineál masc1  c m uthe neck of a guitar caol giotáir 4 noun tooth MEDscroig fem  c m u 5 noun of womb ANATmuineál masc1  c m u 6 noun strip of land, waterneck of land cuingneck of river caolas abhann 7 verb kiss, fondle
INTRANSITIVEthey were necking in the car bhí siad ag pógadh agus ag muirniú a chéile sa charr
TRANSITIVEshe started to neck him thosaigh sí á phógadh agus á mhuirniú
8 verb food, drink very informal TRANSITIVEto neck a drink down deoch a chaitheamh siar, deoch a shlogadh siarto neck down a sandwich ceapaire a alpadh, ceapaire a phlacadh
phrases

by a neck

1 racehorse: win by short distancele goble fad muinílhe won by a neck bhuaigh sé d'fhad a mhuiníl, ní raibh aige ar an gcuid eile ach fad muiníl 2 by a very small amount le hoiread na frídear éigean Déthings have improved, if only by a neck tá feabhas ar chúrsaí, más ar éigean é

to get it in the neck

(also

to catch it in the neck

) informalé a fháil garbhé a fháil i mbun na cluaiseI'll get it in the neck beidh mise i dtrioblóid, gheobhaidh mise faoi pholl na cluaise é

neck and neck

gob ar ghobthey were neck and neck all the way bhí siad gob ar ghob an bealach ar fad, ní mó ná go raibh dada eatarthu i rith an bhealaigh, ní raibh a dhath eatarthu i rith an bhealaigh

neck of the woods

in this neck of the woods sna bólaí seo, sa taobh seo tíre, thart anseo, sa cheantar seo

it's neck or nothing

níl ann ach breith nó fágtá an t-iomlán i ngeall airfág é nó beir air

you have a neck!

tá muineál agat!níl náire ná cás ort!is ort atá an aghaidh!

to put your neck on the line

dul sa bhearna bhaoiltú féin a chur i mbaol

to stick your neck out

informalan fód a sheasamhlabhairt amach

to be up to your neck in sth

1 water etcbheith go muineál i rudhe was up to his neck in water bhí sé go muineál in uisce 2 (also

up to your neck with sth

) work, debt, etcbheith sáite i rudhe's up to his neck in work tá sé maraithe ag obair, tá sé plúchta ag obair, níl faoiseamh ar bith aige ón obairshe's up to her neck in debt tá sí go muineál i bhfiacha, tá sí báite i bhfiachathey're up to their neck in that racket tá siad go dtí an dá chluas sa chraic sin, tá siad sáite sa ghnó sin

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