English - Vietnamese Dictionary
puppet /'pʌpit/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (chính trị) bù nhìn, kẻ bị giật dây
- (động vật học) (thuộc) con rối; bù nhìn, nguỵ
- puppet administration (government): chính quyền bù nhìn, chính quyền nguỵ
- puppet king: vua bù nhìn
+a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
+a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
+a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers
Advanced English Dictionary
1 hand puppet, finger-puppet, glove puppet, doll; marionette, string puppet:
The children built a little theatre and put on a puppet show.
2 figurehead, cat's-paw, pawn, dupe, tool, hireling, yes-man Colloq front (man), Slang stooge, sucker, patsy:
He is without authority and is merely a puppet of the drug dealers. The army of occupation set up a puppet government to rule the country.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 a model of a person or an animal that can be made to move, for example by pulling strings attached to parts of its body or by putting your hand inside it. A puppet with strings is also called a MARIONETTE: a wooden / hand puppet + a puppet show
See also - GLOVE PUPPET
2 (usually disapproving) a person or group whose actions are controlled by another: The occupying forces set up a puppet government. + The US believed Ho Chi Minh was a puppet of the Chinese.
1 model of a person/animal
finger, glove, hand, rod, shadow
VERB + PUPPET
How do you work these puppets?
PUPPET + NOUN
play, show | theatre | master
2 sb whose actions are controlled by sb else
The king was a mere puppet of the mayor.
PUPPET + NOUN
government, king, regime, state
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