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thin

adjective
adverb
verb
phrases
adjective
1 adjective of layer, strip: not thicktanaí adj3  c m ucaol adj1  c m uthere was a thin layer of dust everywhere bhí cóta tanaí deannaigh ar gach rudthe ice is too thin tá an t-oighear róthanaía thin strip of paper stiall thanaí pháipéir, stiall chaol pháipéir 2 adjective of person, body part: with little fattanaí adj3  c m ucaol adj1  c m useang adj1  c m ushe looks very thin tá cuma an-tanaí uirthi, tá sí ag breathnú an-tanaíthey have long thin legs tá cosa fada tanaí orthuhe's getting thinner tá sé ag éirí níos tanaías thin as a rake chomh caol le slat, chomh tanaí le dris, chomh caol le lann
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3 adjective of smoke, mist etc: not denseéadrom adj1  c m uthe mist grew thinner d'éirigh an ceobhrán ní b'éadroime 4 adjective of hair etc: sparsescáinte adj3  c m ugann adj1  c m uhis hair was quite thin bhí a chuid gruaige scáinte go maith 5 adjective HORT of plants etc: spaced outtanaí adj3  c m uscáinte adj3  c m uthin vegetation fásra scáinte 6 adjective of liquid: not thick in consistencytanaí adj3  c m ucaol adj1  c m uthin soup anraith caol 7 adjective of information, excuse etc: flimsygan téagarscáinte adj3  c m ugann adj1  c m uthat's a thin excuse sin leithscéal gan dealramh, sin leithscéal a chodail amuighthe play is thin on plot níl aon téagar i bplota an drámathis report is thin on evidence tá fianaise gann sa tuairisc seo 8 adjective small in amount or numberbeag adj1  c m uthere was only a thin crowd slua beag a bhí annthey won by a thin majority of two tromlach beag de bheirt a bhuaigh dóibh éthey lost by a thin margin chaill siad ar éigean 9 adjective of sound: high and faintcaol adj1  c m uI could hear his thin voice bhí mé in ann a ghuth caol a chloisteáil 10 adjective of air: containing little oxygentanaí adj3  c m u 11 adjective of smile: weak and insincerelag adj1  c m ufann adj1  c m u
adverb
12 adverb thinlygo tanaícut the ham thin gearr an liamhás ina shlisní tanaídon't spread the butter too thin ná bí ró-ghortach leis an im
verb
13 (also thin out) verb become less dense INTRANSITIVEscaip verb  c m uéirigh níos éadroimethe clouds thinned out d'éirigh na scamaill ní b'éadroime 14 verb of hair: become sparser INTRANSITIVEtanaigh verb  c m uéirigh scáinte PhrVhis hair began to thin in his twenties thosaigh a chuid gruaige ag tanú agus é sna fichidí, thosaigh a chuid gruaige ag titim amach agus é sna fichidí 15 HORT (also thin out) verb space out plants etc TRANSITIVEtanaigh verb  c m u 16 (also thin down) verb make a liquid less thick TRANSITIVEtanaigh verb  c m ucaolaigh verb  c m uyou can thin down the soup is féidir an t-anraith a thanú 17 verb of liquid: become less thick INTRANSITIVEtanaigh verb  c m ucaolaigh verb  c m u 18 (also thin down) verb reduce in number or amount
INTRANSITIVElaghdaigh verb  c m utanaigh verb  c m u
TRANSITIVElaghdaigh verb  c m utanaigh verb  c m uthe expenses are being thinned down tá na costais á laghdú
phrases

to have a thin skin

bheith goilliúnachbheith leochaileachbheith soghonta

to have a thin time

(also

to have a thin time of it

) informal cúrsaí a bheith go dona agatbheith in anásbheith ar an gcaolchuidthey've had a thin time in recent years tá cúrsaí go dona acu le blianta beaga anuas, tá an saol ag dul ina n-éadan le tamall de bhlianta

into thin air

it vanished into thin air d'imigh sé as radharc ar fad, d'imigh sé ina cheo

to be on thin ice

(also

to be skating on thin ice

) bheith ag rith ar thanaíbheith ag rith ar oighear

out of thin air

(also

from thin air

) anuas as an aerhe appeared out of thin air mar a thitfeadh sé anuas as an aer, bhí sé ansin; bhí sé ansin mar a bheadh draíocht ann

the thin end of the wedge

ceann caol na dinge

thin on the ground

ganntearccountry pubs are getting thin on the ground tá na pubanna tuaithe ag éirí gann, níl mórán pubanna tuaithe ann a thuilleadh, is fánach an áit a bhfaighfeá pub tuaithe anois

thin on top

informal, humorous maolblagaideachhe's getting a bit thin on top tá sé ag éirí maol, tá blagaid ag teacht air

-thin

(also thin) adjectiveneedle-thin chomh tanaí le snáthaid, chomh caol le snáthaid → see thin

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