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best

adjective
adverb
noun
verb
phrases
adjective
1 adjective most excellentis fearr  c m uit's the best restaurant in town sin í an bhialann is fearr sa bhaileit's not the best ní hé is fearr we provide the best possible service cuirimid an tseirbhís is fearr is féidir ar fáil the best thing about the car an rud is fearr faoin gcarr 2 adjective most skilful or ableis fearr  c m uhe's the best actor in the play is é an t-aisteoir is fearr sa dráma éshe's the best at drawing is ise is fearr ag tarraingthe's the best of men is é scoth na bhfear é, togha fir é
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 adjective most suitable or appropriateis fearr  c m uit's the best time to go there sin an t-am is fearr le dul ann he's the best person for the job is é an duine is fearr é don phostthat's the best thing to do sin an rud is fearr 4 adjective kept for special occasionsmaith adj1  c m uhe's wearing his best suit tá a chulaith mhaith air 5 adjective especially SPOR highest, fastest etcis fearr  c m ushe got the best marks in her class fuair sí na marcanna is fearr ina rang 6 adjective COMM (of price) lowestis fearr  c m uthe best price an praghas is fearr
adverb
7 adverb most successfully or excellentlyis fearr  c m uit's best done straightaway is fearr é a dhéanamh ar an bpointeshe looks best with her hair long tá gruaig fhada níos deise uirthithe best dressed lady an bhean is dea-ghléastaIreland's best kept secrets na rúin is mó atá in Éirinn 8 adverb to the greatest degreehe found the job which suits him best fuair sé an post is fearr a fheileann dóher best known song an t-amhrán dá cuid is mó cáil
noun
9 noun most excellent, suitable, effective oneI picked it because it's the best phioc mé é toisc gurb é sin an ceann is fearr, roghnaigh mé é toisc gurb é is fearrthe fish they sell isn't always the best ní bhíonn an t-iasc a dhíolann siad thar mholadh beirte uaireantait's known as the best in Ireland deirtear gurb é an ceann is fearr in Éirinn éwe only want the best for you níl uainn ach an rud is fearr duitsehe sold the best of the paintings dhíol sé an chuid ab fhearr de na pictiúir, dhíol sé na pictiúir ab fhearr it's one of the best in the world tá sé ar cheann de na cinn is fearr ar domhan it was the best she could do ba é a dícheall é, ba é an rud ab fhearr é a bhí sí in ann a dhéanamh he did the best he could rinne sé a dhícheall 10 noun the most skilfulshe wants to be the best teastaíonn uaithi bheith níos fearr ná aon duine eile, ba mhaith léi bheith ar an duine is fearrthey're the best I ever played against sin iad an dream is fearr ar imir mé ina n-éadan riamh
verb
11 verb do better than TRANSITIVEsáraigh verb  c m ubuaigh ar PhrV  c m ubuail verb  c m uan lámh in uachtar a fháil aran ceann is fearr a fháil arthey bested Cork in the final bhuaigh siad ar Chorcaigh sa chluiche ceannais, bhuail siad Corcaigh sa chluiche ceannais
phrases

the next best thing (to sth)

it's the next best thing to cycling is é an rud is gaire do bheith ag rothaíocht é, is é an rud is gaire don rothaíocht é

best of all

thar aon rud eilethar rud ar bith eilebest of all, it costs nothing thar aon rud eile, tá sé saor in aisce

had best do sth

b'fhearr doI'd best be going b'fhearr dom imeacht, tá sé chomh maith agam imeachtyou'd best keep an eye out b'fhearr duit súil a choinneáil amach

all the best

(also

all the very best

) go n-éirí leatádh mórádh mór ortslán go fóill

as best (as) you can

chomh maith agus is féidir leathe dealt with it as best as he could dhéileáil sé leis chomh maith agus a bhí ann, dhéileáil sé leis chomh maith agus a thiocfadh leis

at best

he's ineffective at best tá sé mí-éifeachtach an lá is fearr a bhíonn séat best it'll only last an hour ní mhairfidh sé ach uair an chloig ar an gceann is fearr

at sb's/sth's best

it was football at its best scoth na peile a bhí ann, peil den chéad scoth ba ea éshe wasn't at her best last night ní raibh sí i mbarr a maitheasa aréir, ní raibh sí chomh maith agus a d'fhéadfadh sí bheith aréir, ní raibh sí ar a buille aréir

at the best of times

he's cranky at the best of times bíonn sé cantalach an lá is fearr a bhíonn sé

the best of both worlds

he has the best of both worlds tá an dá thrá á bhfreastal aige, tá an dá shaol tugtha leis aigethe new technology gives us the best of both worlds tugann an teicneolaíocht nua an deis dúinn an dá shaol a thabhairt linn

the best of luck

ádh mór ortádh mórgo n-éirí leatthey wished us the best of luck ghuigh siad ádh mór orainn, chuir siad a mbeannacht linn

best wishes

(also

best

informal) le dea-ghuíbeir buaádh mór

the best of friends

they were the best of friends cairde móra a bhí iontu, bhí siad ina ndlúthchairde

to do your best

(also

to try your best

) do dhícheall a dhéanamh

for the best

maybe resigning was for the best b'fhéidir nach drochrud a bhí ann éirí asit'll all turn out for the best beidh gach rud go breá i ndeireadh na dála, beidh gach rud togha sa deireadh

to get the best of it

(also

to have the best of it

) an bua a bheith agatan svae a bheith leatwe had a fight and I got the best of it bhíomar ag troid agus agamsa a bhí an bua

give sb my best

give Éamonn my best abair le hÉamonn go raibh mé ag cur a thuairisce, tabhair mo bheannacht d'Éamonn, beir mo bheannacht chuig Éamonn

to make the best of it/sth

(also

to make the best of a bad job

) do dhícheall a dhéanamh le rudit wasn't great but we made the best of it ní raibh sé iontach ach rinneamar ár ndícheall leis

to the best of my knowledge

(also

to the best of my belief

) go bhfios domchomh fada agus is eol domit's correct to the best of my knowledge tá sé ceart go bhfios dom, tá sé ceart chomh fada agus is eol dom

to the best of your ability

chomh maith agus is féidir leatchomh maith agus a thig leatchomh maith agus atá tú in ann

with the best of them

she can dance with the best of them tá sí chomh maith ag damhsa le duine ar bith, tá sí chomh maith ag damhsa leis an gcuid eile acu

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