English - Vietnamese Dictionary
couple /'kʌpl/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- đôi, cặp
- a couple of girls: đôi bạn gái
- đôi vợ chồng; cặp nam nữ (đã lấy nhau hoặc đã đính hôn); cặp nam nữ nhảy quốc tế
- a married couple: đôi vợ chồng (đã cưới)
- a courting couple: đôi vợ chồng chưa cưới, đôi trai giá đang tìm hiểu
- dây xích cặp (buộc liền một cặp chó săn)
- (điện học) cặp
- thermoelectric couple: cặp nhiệt điện
- to hunt (go, run) in couples
- không lúc nào rời nhau, lúc nào cũng cặp kè bên nhau
- ngoại động từ
- buộc thành cặp, ghép thành cặp, kết đôi
- nối hợp lại, ghép lại
- to couple two railway carriages: nối hai toa xe lửa
- gắn liền, liên tưởng
- to couple the name of Lenin with the October Revolution: gắn liền Le-nin với cuộc cách mạng tháng mười
- nội động từ
- lấy nhau, cưới nhau (người)
+a small indefinite number
+a pair of people who live together
+a pair who associate with one another
+two items of the same kind
+(physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
+bring two objects, ideas, or people together
+form a pair or pairs
Advanced English Dictionary
1 pair, duo, twosome; brace, span, yoke, team:
They certainly make a nice couple.
2 a couple of. a few, several, a handful (of), one or two, three or four:
I'll be with you in a couple of minutes.
3 join, link, yoke, combine, unite, match up, connect:
The two carriages are easily coupled together.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [sing.+sing./pl. v.] ~ (of sth) two people or things: I saw a couple of men get out.
Help Note: In BrE a plural verb is usually used in all 3 senses.
2 [sing.+sing./pl. v.] ~ (of sth) a small number of people or things
Synonym: A FEW
a couple of minutes + We went there a couple of years ago. + I've seen her a couple of times before. + I'll be with you in a minute. There are a couple of things I have to do first. + There are a couple more files to read first. + We can do it in the next couple of weeks. + The last couple of years have been difficult.
3 [C+sing./pl. v.] two people who are seen together, especially if they are married or in a romantic or sexual relationship: married couples + a young / an elderly couple + Several couples were on the dance floor. + The couple was / were married in 1976.
Idioms see SHAKE n.
a couple pronoun: Do you need any more glasses? I've got a couple I can lend you.
couple determiner (AmE): It's only a couple blocks away.
1 [VN] [usually passive] ~ A (to B)
~ A and B together to join together two parts of sth, for example two vehicles or pieces of equipment: The two train cars had been coupled together. + CDTV uses a CD-ROM system that is coupled to a powerful computer.
2 [V] (formal) (of two people or animals) to have sex
Phrasal Verbs: couple sb/sth with sb/sth [usually passive] to link one thing, situation, etc. to another: Overproduction, coupled with falling sales, has led to huge losses for the company.
beautiful, handsome, lovely | elderly, middle-aged, retired, teenage, young | bridal, honeymoon, married, newly-married, newly-wed
The bridal couple stood up for the first dance. The hotel was full of honeymoon couples.
| cohabiting, unmarried | heterosexual | gay, homosexual, lesbian, same-sex | childless, infertile
childless couples seeking to adopt
VERB + COUPLE
They make a beautiful couple.
the happy couple
(= the bride and groom)We stood and drank a toast to the happy couple.
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