New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: -inch · cinch · finch · inch · pitch · punch · winch · pinched · clinch · flinch
  • EN > GA
  • GA > EN

pinch

1. noun COOK of salt, herbs etc2. noun squeeze on skin etc3. verb give squeeze4. verb grasp tightly5. verb steal6. verb (of shoes etc) hurt7. verb narrowly win8. verb MED compress (nerve)
phrases
1 noun especially COOK of salt, herbs etcgráinne masc4  c m ugráinnín masc4  c m upinse masc4  c m uruainnín  c m ua pinch of salt gráinne salainn, gráinnín salainna pinch of snuff pinse snaoisín, deannóg shnaoisín 2 noun squeeze on skin etcliomóg fem2  c m uscealpóg fem2  c m upinse masc4  c m uhe gave me a pinch bhain sé pinse asam, bhain sé liomóg asam, phinseáil sé mé
Show full entry 
3 verb give squeeze TRANSITIVEpinse a bhaint asliomóg a bhaint asscealpóg a bhaint aspinseáil verb  c m u 4 verb grasp tightly TRANSITIVEfáisc verb  c m uhe pinched the nail in the pincers d'fháisc sé an tairne sa phionsúr 5 verb informal steal TRANSITIVEgoid verb  c m usciob leat  c m ucroch leat  c m uthey're pinching the money tá siad ag sciobadh an airgid, tá siad ag crochadh leo an airgid 6 verb (of shoes etc) hurt
INTRANSITIVEbheith do do ghortúbheith rótheannbheith róchúngthese shoes pinch tá na bróga seo do mo ghortú, tá na bróga seo ag luí orm, tá na bróga seo rótheann orm, tá na bróga seo róchúng agam
TRANSITIVEgortaigh verb  c m utóg verb  c m uluigh ar PhrV  c m uthe shoe was pinching my foot bhí an bhróg do mo ghortú, bhí an bhróg ag luí orm
7 verb informal narrowly win TRANSITIVEsciob leat  c m uwe pinched a fantastic victory d'éirigh linn bua iontach a sciobadh linn 8 verb MED compress (nerve) TRANSITIVEfáisc ar PhrVbrúigh ar PhrVit pinched the nerve d'fháisc sé ar an néaróg, bhí an néaróg brúite aige
phrases

at a pinch

(also

in a pinch

US) informalyou can phone her at a pinch is féidir leat glaoch uirthi más gá, féadfaidh tú glaoch uirthi má thagann an crú ar an tairne

to feel the pinch

informalbheith ar an gcaolchuidbheith ar an ngannchuidthey're feeling the pinch tá siad ar an ngannchuid

to have to pinch yourself

informalI had to pinch myself to see if it was a dream b'éigean dom mé féin a phinseáil ar fhaitíos gur ag brionglóideach a bhí mé, ní fhéadfainn é a chreidiúint

to pinch pennies

pejorative bheith cruinnbheith cruabheith barainneachyou'd swear he had to pinch pennies shílfeá nach raibh pingin ina phóca, diabhal a aithne air nach beo bocht atá sé

to take sth with a pinch of salt

I took the story with a pinch of salt níor shlog mé an scéal, níor shlog mé an scéal gan chogaint