US: /ˈɹɪdəɫ/
UK: /ɹˈɪdə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

riddle /'ridl/
  • danh từ
    • điều bí ẩn, điều khó hiểu
      • to talk in riddles: nói những điều bí ẩn khó hiểu
    • câu đố
      • to solve a riddle: giải được một điều bí ẩn khó hiểu; (thông tục) trả lời được một câu đố
    • người khó hiểu; vật khó hiểu
    • nội động từ
      • nói những điều bí ẩn, nói những điều khó hiểu
      • ngoại động từ
        • giải, đoán (một điều bí ẩn khó hiểu, một câu đố)
          • riddle me this: hây đoán hộ tôi xem cái này có nghĩa là gì
      • danh từ
        • cái sàng; máy sàng
        • ngoại động từ
          • sàng (gạo...)
          • (nghĩa bóng) sàng lọc; xem xét tỉ mỉ
            • to riddle a piece of evidence: xem xét kỹ càng một chứng cớ
          • bắn thủng lỗ, làm thủng lỗ chỗ
            • bullets riddled the armoured car: đạn bắn lỗ chỗ chiếc xe bọc sắt
          • (nghĩa bóng) hỏi (ai) dồn dập
          • lấy sự việc để bẻ lại (người, lý thuyết)

        Advanced English dictionary

        noun, verb
        + noun
        1 a question that is difficult to understand, and that has a surprising answer, that you ask sb as a game: Stop talking in riddles (= asking questions that are confusing)-say what you mean. + to solve the riddle of the Sphinx
        2 a mysterious event or situation that you cannot explain: the riddle of how the baby died
        + verb [VN] [usually passive] to make a lot of holes in sb/sth: The car was riddled with bullets. + a bullet-riddled car
        Idioms: be riddled with sth to be full of sth, especially sth bad or unpleasant: His body was riddled with cancer. + Her typing was slow and riddled with mistakes. + The woods are riddled with rabbit holes.

        Thesaurus dictionary

        conundrum, puzzle, enigma, poser, question, mystery, problem, brain-teaser or Brit brain-twister:
        The cracker contained a whistle, paper hat, and the inevitable riddle.
        1 perforate, pepper, puncture, pierce, honeycomb:
        The back of the bookcase was riddled with tiny worm-holes.
        2 penetrate, infest, infect, pervade, permeate, fill, spread:
        An investigation revealed that the entire department was riddled with corruption.
        3 sieve, colander or cullender, strainer, grating, screen, sifter, filter:
        He shovelled the dirt through the riddle to sift out the larger stones.

        Concise English dictionary

        +a difficult problem
        +a coarse sieve (as for gravel)
        +pierce with many holes
        +set a difficult problem or riddle
        +separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
        +spread or diffuse through
        +speak in riddles
        +explain a riddle