US: /ˈpɔɪzən/
UK: /pˈɔ‍ɪzən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

poison /'pɔizn/
  • danh từ
    • chất độc, thuốc độc
      • slow poison: chất dùng nhiều có hại
    • (nghĩa bóng) thuyết độc hại, thuyết đầu độc
    • to hate each other like poison
      • ghét nhau như đào đất đổ đi
    • what's your poison?
      • (thông tục) anh uống cái gì nào?
  • ngoại động từ
    • bỏ thuốc độc, tẩm thuốc độc
    • làm hư bằng chất độc hại
    • (nghĩa bóng) đầu độc, làm hư hỏng; phá, phá hoại (niềm vui, hạnh phúc của ai...)

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun [C, U]
1 a substance that causes death or harm if it is swallowed or absorbed into the body: Some mushrooms contain a deadly poison. + How did he die? Was it poison? + The dog was killed by rat poison (= poison intended to kill rats). + to hunt with poison arrows + bombs containing poison gas
2 an idea, a feeling, etc. that is extremely harmful: the poison of racial hatred
Idioms: what's your poison? (spoken, humorous) used to ask sb what alcoholic drink they would like
+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sb (with sth) to harm or kill a person or an animal by giving them poison: In the last chapter, she poisons herself with arsenic. + Thousands are at risk of being poisoned by fumes from faulty heaters.
2 to put poison in or on sth: a poisoned arrow + Someone had been poisoning his food. + Large sections of the river have been poisoned by toxic waste from factories. + Exhaust fumes are poisoning our cities.
3 (written) to have a bad effect on sth: His comment served only to poison the atmosphere still further. + She succeeded in poisoning their minds against me.
Idioms: a poisoned chalice (especially BrE) a thing which seems attractive when it is given to sb but which soon becomes unpleasant: He inherited a poisoned chalice when he took over the job as union leader.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 toxin, venom, bane; miasma, mephitis:
The chemical plant was found to be releasing poisons into the atmosphere. He kills rats using poison
2 virus, bane, cancer, canker, corrupt or evil influence, pestilence, plague, blight:
The drug barons continue to spread their poison throughout the world.
3 defile, adulterate, infect, taint, pollute; contaminate, debase, pervert, vitiate, subvert, warp, envenom:
Chemicals from the nearby plant have poisoned the drinking-water. Why have you poisoned the child's mind against eating spinach?
4 murder, kill, do away with, destroy, dispatch or despatch:
Lucrezia Borgia poisoned her enemies in ingenious ways.

Collocation dictionary


strong, virulent | deadly | nerve, rat




administer, give sb | lace sth with, put in/on
She had laced his drink with poison. She had put poison in his wine.
| put down
(= put somewhere to kill animals)The farmer had put down some rat poison.
| swallow, take


gas, pill | arrow

Concise English dictionary

+any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
+anything that harms or destroys
+spoil as if by poison
+kill by its poison
+kill with poison
+add poison to
+administer poison to