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knee

1. noun ANAT, CLOTH joint, part of garment2. noun lap3. noun blow from sb's knee4. verb hit sb with knee
phrases
1 noun ANAT, CLOTH joint, part of garmentglúin fem2  c m uto get down on one knee dul síos ar leathghlúinto be on your hands and knees bheith ar do cheithre boinnher skirt went down to the knee sciorta glúine a bhí uirthi
modifierglúineknee injury gortú glúine
2 noun lap on sb's knees (also on sb's knee) in ucht duine, ar ghlúine duinethe child was sitting on her knees bhí an páiste ina shuí ar a glúine, bhí an páiste ina shuí ina hucht
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 noun blow from sb's kneeglúin fem2  c m ushe got a knee in the eye buaileadh glúin sa tsúil uirthi, fuair sí glúin sa tsúil 4 verb hit sb with knee TRANSITIVEglúin a thabhairt doglúin a bhualadh arhe kneed him in the groin thug sé glúin sa bhléin dó, thug sé sonc dá ghlúin sa bhléin dó
phrases

at your mother's knee

in ucht do mhátharar ghlúin do mhátharI learned that at my mother's knee in ucht mo mháthar a d'fhoghlaim mé é sin

to bend the knee to sth/sb

(also

to bow the knee to sth/sb

) an ghlúin a fheacadh do dhuine/rudumhlú do dhuine/rudI won't bend the knee to anybody ní fheacfaidh mise glúin d'aon duine, níl aon bheann agamsa ar aon duine

to bring sb to their knees

drochbhail a chur ar dhuineduine a chniogadhthis blow brought him to his knees d'fhág an buille seo drochbhail air, chniog an buille seo é

to bring sth to its knees

(also

to force sth to its knees

) drochbhail a chur ar rudrud a scriosadhrud a chur ó chríchthey've brought the country to its knees tá drochbhail ar an tír acu, tá an tír scriosta acu, tá an tír ar an bhfaraor géar acu

knee-high to a grasshopper

informal an-ógI've been fishing since I was knee high to a grasshopper tá mé ag iascach ó bhí mé an-óg, tá mise ag iascach ó rinne slat cóta dom

on bended knee

(also

on bended knees

) ar do leathghlúinar do dhá ghlúinshe asked me for her job back on bended knee d'impigh sí orm a post a thabhairt ar ais di, chuaigh sí síos ar a dhá glúin ag iarraidh a post ar ais orm

to be on your knees

1 kneelingbheith ar do ghlúinebheith ar do dhá ghlúin 2 exhaustedspíontabuailte amachar an dé deiridhwe're usually on our knees by evening bímid spíonta ag deireadh an lae, bímid tugtha traochta faoi thráthnóna 3 powerlesshe's on his knees now tá sé cloíte anois, tá a chaiscín meilte anois, níl aige anois ach a mhéar ina bhéal

to be weak at the knees

he was weak at the knees when he saw her bhí sceitimíní air nuair a chonaic sé í, ar a feiceáil dó d'imigh na cosa uaidh, bhí na cosa ag imeacht faoi nuair a chonaic sé í

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