English - Vietnamese Dictionary
friction /'frikʃn/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (kỹ thuật) sự mài xát, sự ma xát
- sự va chạm, sự xích mích (vì không cùng ý kiến...)
+a state of conflict between persons
+the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
+effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
Advanced English Dictionary
1 abrasion, rubbing, abrading, chafing, fretting, attrition, scraping, grating, erosion:
Friction is always accompanied by heat.
2 disagreement, discord, conflict, contention, dispute, dissension, disharmony, controversy, dissent, bickering, argument, wrangling, ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, rivalry, hostility, antagonism, strife:
Politics have always been a source of friction between them.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 [U] the action of one object or surface moving against another: Friction between moving parts had caused the engine to overheat.
2 [U] (physics) the RESISTANCE (= the force that stops sth moving) of one surface to another surface or substance moving over or through it: The force of friction slows the spacecraft down as it re-enters the earth's atmosphere.
3 [U, C] ~ (between A and B) disagreement or a lack of friendship among people who have different opinions about sth: conflicts and frictions that have still to be resolved
1 disagreement between people/groups
considerable, serious | increasing | constant
I'm exhausted from the constant friction between my boss and my colleagues.
VERB + FRICTION
cause, create, generate, lead to, produce
His decision led to considerable friction in his family.
friction between neighbours
| ~ with
Her requests for time off created friction with her boss.
a cause/source of friction
2 rubbing of one thing against another
VERB + FRICTION
cause, generate, produce
Rubbing the stones together produces friction.
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