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paint

verb
noun
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verb
1 verb cover or decorate with paint
TRANSITIVEpéinteáil verb  c m ushe painted the door phéinteáil sí an dorashe painted the walls white chuir sé péint bhán ar na ballaí, chuir sé dath bán ar na ballaíthey painted the gate in red chuir siad dath dearg ar an ngeatashe paints the room once a year péinteálann sí an seomra uair sa bhliainhe painted the house white chuir sé péint bhán ar an teach, chuir sé dath bán ar an teachit was painted with a Celtic design bhí dearadh Ceilteach péinteáilte airhe painted a face on the egg phéinteáil sé aghaidh ar an ubh
INTRANSITIVEpéinteáil verb  c m uI was painting all day chaith mé an lá ag péinteáil
2 verb ART create artwork
TRANSITIVEpéinteáil verb  c m uto paint a portrait portráid a phéinteáil, portráid a dhéanamh
INTRANSITIVEpéinteáil verb  c m u
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3 verb ART depict in painting TRANSITIVEpéinteáil verb  c m upictiúr a dhéanamh dehe painted her rinne sé pictiúr di 4 verb COSM apply nail varnish TRANSITIVEpéinteáil verb  c m ushe painted her nails phéinteáil sí a cuid ingne, chuir sí dath ar a cuid ingne 5 verb apply heavy make-up or face paint TRANSITIVEpéinteáil verb  c m upéint a chur arhe painted his face for the play phéinteáil sé a aghaidh don dráma 6 verb MED apply solution to skin etc TRANSITIVEto paint the throat with iodine an scornach a dhathú le hiaidín, iaidín a chur ar an scornach 7 verb describe TRANSITIVEhe painted himself as a pauper chuir sé in iúl gur bhochtán é
noun
8 noun also ART for painting, decorating etc péint fem2  c m u to give sth a coat of paint cóta péinte a chur ar rud, brat péinte a chur ar rudthe paint is peeling off around the window tá an phéint ag scamhadh thart ar an bhfuinneogmatt paint péint neamhlonrachphotochromic paint péint fhótacrómachthermochromic paint péint theirmeacrómach wet paint péint fhliuch 9 noun stage make up or military camouflage péint fem2  c m u 10 noun (also paint horse) pintocapall pinto foreign
phrases

not as bad as sb or sth is painted

(also

not as good as sb or sth is painted

) she's not as bad as she's painted níl sí chomh dona lena tuairisc, níl sí chomh holc agus a deirtear

to paint the town red

(also

to paint the town

) craic a bheith agatspraoi a bheith agatafter the exams we'll paint the town red tar éis na scrúduithe is againn a bheidh an spraoi

to paint a picture of sth

cuntas a thabhairt ar rudcur síos a dhéanamh ar rudit painted a bleak picture of young people thug sé léargas duairc ar an aos óg

to paint sb into a corner

duine a chur i sáinnduine a chúinneáilduine a theanntú

to watch paint dry

informal, humorous listening to him was like watching paint dry chuirfeadh sé codladh ort bheith ag éisteacht leis, piolóid a bhí ann éisteacht leis, ba gheall le purgóid é éisteacht leis