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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
cruaigh, v.t. & i. (pres. -ann, fut. -afaidh, vn. -achan, pp. -ite).Harden. 1. Chruaigh an talamh, the ground hardened, became firm. Chruaigh an aimsir, the weather hardened, became severe. Chruaigh an fhuil, the blood congealed. Chruaigh an moirtéal, the mortar set. Chruaigh a chroí, his heart became callous. Chruaigh an saol, times became hard. Chruaigh an cás orainn, our position became (more) difficult. Má chruann air, if things should go hard with him, if he should be hard pressed. Cruachan in aghaidh na hanachaine, to face up to trouble, to keep a stiff upper lip. Is mór a chruaigh an gasúr sin le bliain, that boy has become a lot hardier during the past year. 2. Rud a chruachan, to harden sth. ~ leis an teas é, harden, toughen, it with the heat.
PHRASES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Thug siad ~ crua dó, they made things hard for him.
Tá sé in ~ crua, he is in dire straits.
Tá ~ crua, ceansa, ag an gcapall sin, that horse has a hard, a soft, mouth.
I mbearta crua, in evil plight.
An bheatha bhog, chrua, soft, hard, life.
An ~ agus an crua, the soft and the hard.
Chuaigh sé go ~ agus go crua orm, he tried to persuade me by all means.
An ~ crua, strong drink.
Saol crua ~, hard unfeeling world.
~ crua, thin and hardy.
~ crua, blenny.
Is crua a cheannaíonn an droim an bolg, the back must slave to feed the belly, one must work to eat.
~ chrua, difficult situation.
Fear crua ~, a hardy and spirited man.
Fear crua ~, a hard grasping man.
~ bog, crua, soft, stiff, collar.
Bhí ~ chrua eatarthu, they strove hard against each other.
Duine crua ~, a hard, close-fisted person.
Ar cholbha crua carraige, on a hard ledge of rock.
Níor chuir sé ~ crua dá chnámha riamh, he never exerted his bones, never did a hard day’s work.
Crua sa chorp, confined in the bowels, constipated.
Bíonn ~a crua ar chapall iasachta, faoi chapall na comharsan, ‘a borrowed horse is hard of foot’, borrowing leads to abuse.
Fear crua ~, a hard-working thrifty man.
~ crua, cloiche, hard, stony, heart.
An bog is an ~, the soft and the hard.
Ní scarfainn leis ar bhog ná ar chrua, I would not part with it under any circumstances.
Rachaidh sé idir a bhog is a chrua air é a dhéanamh, it will go very hard with him, he will have to use every means to do it.
~ a chur ar dhuine (le, faoi, rud), to press s.o. unduly (with, on account of, sth.).
Chuir sé ~ orm an obair a dhéanamh, I found it hard to do the work.
Nuair a tháinig ~ air, when he was hard pressed.
Talamh ~, hard ground.
Clúdach ~, hard cover.
Chomh ~ le cloch, as hard as stone.
Ceist chrua, difficult question.
Fadhb chrua le réiteach, difficult problem to solve.
~ le déanamh, hard to do.
Rás ~, hard race.
Troid, coimhlint, chrua, hard fight, contest.
Tarraingt chrua, hard pull.
Ag obair go ~, working hard.
Greim ~, tight grip.
Snaidhm chrua, fast knot.
Buille ~, hard blow.
Saol ~, hard life, times.
Aimsir chrua, severe weather.
Lá ~ geimhridh, hard winter’s day.
Oíche chrua sheaca, hard frosty night.
Croí ~, hard heart.
Duine ~ cadránta, hard obstinate person.
Ná bí ~ air, leis, don’t be hard on him.
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