English - Vietnamese Dictionary
cake /keik/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- miếng bánh
- cake of soap: một bánh xà phòng
- cake of tobacco: một bánh thuốc lá
- cakes and ale
- vui liên hoan, cuộc truy hoan
- to go (sell) like hot cakes
- to have one's cake baked
- sống sung túc, sống phong lưu
- piece of cake
- (từ lóng) việc ngon ơ, việc dễ làm
- to take the cake
- chiếm giải, chiếm giải nhất; chiếm địa vị danh dự hơn tất cả mọi người
- you cannot eat your cake and have it
- động từ
- đóng thành bánh, đóng bánh
- that sort of coals cakes: loại than ấy dễ đóng bánh
- trousers caked with mud: quần đóng kết những bùn
+a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
+small flat mass of chopped food
+made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs
+form a coat over
Advanced English Dictionary
1 pastry, bun, Brit gateau:
Right now, I should like to have a glass of milk and a piece of chocolate cake.
2 piece, chunk, bar, block, cube, lump, loaf, slab:
Barbara gave me a cake of fancy perfumed soap for my birthday.
3 harden, solidify, thicken, congeal, dry, coagulate, encrust, consolidate:
You can see where the paint has caked.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C, U] a sweet food made from a mixture of flour, eggs, butter, sugar, etc. that is baked in an oven. Cakes are made in various shapes and sizes and are often decorated, for example with cream or ICING: a piece / slice of cake + to make / bake a cake + a chocolate cake + a birthday cake + (BrE) a cake tin (= for cooking a cake in) + (AmE) a cake pan
See also - CHRISTMAS CAKE, FRUIT CAKE, SPONGE CAKE, WEDDING CAKE
2 [C] a food mixture that is cooked in a round flat shape: potato cakes
See also - FISH CAKE
Idioms: have your cake and eat it (BrE) (also have your cake and eat it too AmE, BrE) to have the advantages of sth without its disadvantages; to have both things that are available
a slice / share of the cake (BrE) (AmE a piece / slice / share of the pie) a share of the available money or benefits that you believe you have a right to: Scotland is demanding a larger slice of the national cake.
take the cake (especially AmE) = take the biscuit at BISCUIT
more at HOT adj., ICING, PIECE n.
1 [VN] [usually passive] ~ sth (in / with sth) to cover sth with a thick layer of sth soft that becomes hard when it dries: Her shoes were caked with mud.
2 [V] if a substance cakes, it becomes hard when it dries
caked adjective: caked blood
home-made | moist, rich, sticky
a rich, moist fruit cake
| apple, carrot, chocolate, cream, fruit, seed, sponge | layer, sandwich | birthday, Christmas, wedding
I blew out the candles on my birthday cake.
bit, piece, slice
He cut her a slice of cake.
VERB + CAKE
eat, have | bake, make | decorate, ice, spread with sth
Spread the cake with the butter cream.
Everyone cheered as the bride and groom cut the wedding cake.
CAKE + NOUN
She brushed some cake crumbs off her lap.
| recipe | mix, mixture
a packet of cake mix Pour the cake mixture into a greased and lined tin.
| board, tin | shop, stall, stand
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