English - Vietnamese Dictionary
splinter /'splintə/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- mảnh vụn (gỗ, đá, đạn...)
+a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
+withdraw from an organization or communion
+divide into slivers or splinters
+break up into splinters or slivers
Advanced English Dictionary
1 sliver, fragment, piece; scrap, shard, shred, chip:
A splinter of glass is stuck in my finger.
2 shatter, break, fragment, split, disintegrate, smash to smithereens:
The lamp hit the floor and splintered into a million pieces.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
a small thin sharp piece of wood, metal, glass, etc. that has broken off a larger piece: splinters of glass + to remove a splinter from your finger
1 (of wood, glass, stone, etc.) to break, or to make sth break, into small, thin sharp pieces: [V] The mirror cracked but did not splinter. + The vase splintered into a thousand pieces. + [VN] The impact splintered the wood.
2 [V] (of a group of people) to divide into smaller groups that are no longer connected; to separate from a larger group: The party began to splinter. + Several firms have splintered off from the original company.
tiny | glass, metal, wooden
VERB + SPLINTER
get, have | pull out, remove
SPLINTER + VERB
A small splinter of metal had lodged in his thumb.
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