New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: scruffy · scuff · chuff · gruff · scrub · scrub off · scrubs · scruffily · scrum · snuff
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scruff

1 noun of the neckbaic fem  c m ubaic an mhuinílscóig  c m ushe grabbed him by the scruff of the neck rug sí greim ar chúl a mhuiníl, rug sí greim muiníl air, rug sí i ngreim scóige air 2 noun informal personceamachgiobachán mascgiobal masc1  c m ugiobóg fem2  c m uhe's a total scruff giobachán amach atá anndon't turn up at the party looking like a scruff ná tar chuig an gcóisir gléasta i do chuid bratóg
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3 verb TRANSITIVEgreim cúl muiníl a bhreith arbeir ar scóig ar
phrases

to take sth by the scruff of the neck

(also

to grab sth by the scruff of the neck

) dul i ngleic ledul i ndeabhadh lehe took the game by the scruff of the neck bhí greim iomlán aige ar an gcluicheshe took life by the scruff of the neck chuaigh sí i ngleic leis an saol, thug sí faoin saol le fonn