English Vietnamese dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- thiêu, đốt, cháy hết, tàn phá (lửa)
- dùng, tiêu thụ
- this engine consumes a ton of coal per hour: máy này tiêu thụ một tấn than một giờ
- tiêu thụ, lãng phí, bỏ phí
- to consume one's time: tiêu phí thời giờ
- (chỉ động tính từ quá khứ) làm hao mòn, làm héo hon, làm khô héo, làm tiều tuỵ
- to be consumed with grief: héo hon vì đau buồn
- nội động từ
- cháy đi, tan nát hết
- chết dần, hao mòn, héo hon, mòn mỏi, tiều tuỵ
Advanced English dictionary
+ verb [VN] (written)
1 to use sth, especially fuel, energy or time: The electricity industry consumes large amounts of fossil fuels. + 25 per cent of the world's population consumes 80 per cent of the planet's resources.
2 to eat or drink sth: Before he died he had consumed a large quantity of alcohol. + a half-consumed loaf of bread
3 ~ sb (with sth) [usually passive] to fill sb with a strong feeling: Carolyn was consumed with guilt. + Rage consumed him.
4 (of fire) to completely destroy sth: The hotel was quickly consumed by fire.
See also -
1 devour, eat (up), gulp (down), swallow, drink (up), put away, gobble (up); digest:
When those teenagers come home, they consume everything in sight.
2 use up, exhaust, deplete, drain, expend, diminish, reduce:
The new car has consumed all our savings.
3 waste, occupy, squander, fritter away, dissipate, absorb, lose, throw away, lavish, Slang blow:
Too much of your time has already been consumed by that problem.
4 destroy, ruin, (lay) waste, demolish, wreck, gut, raze, Slang US and Canadian total:
Fire consumed the entire house.
5 overcome, overwhelm, devastate, destroy, annihilate, ravage, (lay) waste, wear out, ruin, eat up, devour, do in; preoccupy, obsess:
He is consumed by jealousy.
Concise English dictionary
+serve oneself to, or consume regularly
+use up (resources or materials)