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punch

noun
verb
phrases
noun
1 noun BOX blowdorn masc1  c m ubuille masc4  c m ubuille de dhornshe gave him an awful punch bhuail sí buille uafásach air, thug sí dorn maith dóthey traded punches bhí siad ag tabhairt buille ar bhuille dá chéile, bhí siad buille ar bhuille le chéileto deliver the knock-out punch an buille scoir a bhualadh, buille maraithe na muice a bhualadh to throw a punch at sb dorn a bhualadh ar dhuine, buille a tharraingt ar dhuine 2 noun energy, forcebeocht fem3  c m uanam masc3  c m uspreacadh masc  c m ubrí fem4  c m uspleodar masc1  c m uI like music with a punch is maith liom ceol a bhfuil anam ann, is maith liom ceol spleodrach
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3 noun flavour, potencyspreacadh masc  c m utathag masc1  c m uarann masc1cic familiar masc4  c m ua drop of brandy adds a punch to the cake cuireann bolgam branda spreacadh sa cháca, cuireann braoinín branda arann sa cháca 4 noun CRAFT for perforating or impressing designpollaire masc4pritil fem 5 noun for flattening nailpuins masc4  c m u 6 noun DRINK drinkpuins masc4  c m ua bowl of punch babhla puins
verb
7 verb with fist INTRANSITIVEbuillí a thabhairtbuillí doirn a bhualadhbheith ag dornáilI was used to punching bhí cleachtadh maith agam ar bheith ag bualadh buillí 8 verb hit (sb) with fist TRANSITIVEdorn a bhualadh arbuille a thabhairt doshe punched him on the nose bhuail sí dorn sa ghaosán air, thug sí dorn faoin tsrón dó 9 verb press TRANSITIVEbrúigh verb  c m ubuail verb  c m uhe punched the button on the elevator bhuail sé cnaipe an ardaitheora, bhrúigh sé an cnaipe ar an ardaitheoir 10 verb make hole TRANSITIVEpoll a chur ipoll verb  c m utoll verb  c m uto punch a hole in a belt poll a chur i gcrios, poll a dhéanamh i gcrios 11 verb ticket TRANSITIVEpuinseáil verb  c m uthe ticket must be punched in the machine ní mór an ticéad a phuinseáil sa mheaisín 12 verb CRAFT impress design TRANSITIVEpuinseáil verb  c m usciúr verb  c m uto punch a design in metal dearadh a phuinseáil i miotal, dearadh a sciúradh i miotal
phrases

to be as pleased as Punch

bheith chomh sásta le ríbheith chomh sásta le píobairehe was pleased as Punch with his toy bhí sé an-sásta lena bhréagán, bhí ríméad an tsaoil air lena bhréagán

to be as proud as Punch

she was as proud as Punch of her new coat bhí sí an-bhródúil as a cóta nua, bhí sí chomh postúil le cat a mbeadh póca air lena cóta nua

to beat sb to the punch

informal teacht roimh dhuineI was going to do that but you beat me to the punch bhí rún agamsa é sin a dhéanamh ach bhí sé déanta agatsa romham

to pack a punch

informal this play really packs a punch tá an dráma seo an-chumhachtach, tá tathag sa dráma seo

to pull your punches

1 BOX boxersrian a chur ort féindul go réidh leis na buillí 2 in argument etcsrian a chur ar do theangaguaim a choinneáil ar do theangaI pulled my punches choinnigh mé guaim ar mo theangahe doesn't pull any punches with you ní chuireann sé fiacail ann leat, deir sé amach díreach leat é, ní théann sé ar chúl scéithe leis leat, déanann sé lomchlár na fírinne leat

to punch above your weight

bun a dhéanamh thar d'acmhainnbheith níos fearr ná do chosúlacht

to punch a ticket to sth

(also

to punch sb's ticket to sth

) (US) they punched their ticket to the final chinntigh siad a n-áit sa chluiche ceannais

to punch the air

he punched the air with sheer joy chroch sé a dhorn san aer le teann áthais

to roll with the punches

informal you have to roll with the punches when life gets tough caithfidh tú stróiceadh leat nuair a thagann an saol crosach ort, caithfidh tú cora crua an tsaoil a chur díot

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