IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Thug sé na boinn as, he ran off.
Bhain sé as (amach); bhain sé na cosa as; bhain sé as na cosa, na boinn, é, he ran away as fast as he could.
Dul ar do cheithre boinn, to go on all fours.
Imeacht sna boinn, i do chosa boinn, to go barefoot.
Duine a bhaint, a chur, dá bhoinn; na boinn a bhaint ó dhuine, to knock s.o. off his feet; to trip s.o. up.
Na boinn a bhaint, a thabhairt, as, to take to one’s heels.
Thug sé do na boinn é; bhain sé as na boinn é, he made off (on foot); he walked, ran, as fast as his legs could carry him.
Teacht chun boinn, to come forward, to come up to scratch.
Ní raibh aige ach boinn, the trail led him nowhere.
Boinn a chur ar bhróga, to put soles on shoes.
Boinn a ghreagnú le tairní, to stud soles with nails.
sé ar an boinn, he took to his heels.
~ boinn, foot-rope (of net, thatch).
Thóg na boinn giotaí de ghloine bhriste, the tyres picked up bits of broken glass.
~ (boinn), tread (of tyre).