English - Vietnamese Dictionary
fuel /fjuəl/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- to add fuel to the flames (to the fire)
- ngoại động từ
- cung cấp chất đốt
- to fuel a ship: cung cấp chất đốt cho một chiếc tàu
fuelled|fuelling|fuels|fueled|fueling'fjuːəl /'fjʊəlThesaurus Dictionary
+a substance that can be consumed to produce energy
+provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
+provide with fuel
+take in fuel, as of a ship
Advanced English Dictionary
1 tinder, combustible, kindling; fossil or nuclear fuel:
You must pay a lot for fuel to heat that big house.
2 ammunition, encouragement, stimulus, incitement, provocation:
Her teasing him only provided more fuel for his passion.
3 nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, food, nutrition:
The body needs more fuel on a cold day.
4 nourish, feed, sustain; stimulate, encourage, incite, provoke, inflame, exacerbate, excite:
U-235 is used to fuel the reactor. Frustration fuels the flame of desire.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
[U, C] any material that produces heat or power, usually when it is burnt: solid fuel (= wood, coal, etc.) + nuclear fuels + a car with high fuel consumption + Domestic fuel bills are set to rise again in the autumn.
See also - FOSSIL FUEL
Idioms see ADD v.
+ verb (-ll-, AmE -l-)
1 [VN] to supply sth with material that can be burnt to produce heat or power: Uranium is used to fuel nuclear plants. + oil-fuelled power stations
2 ~ (sth) (up) to put petrol/gas into a vehicle: [VN] The helicopter was already fuelled (up) and ready to go. [also V]
3 [VN] (written) to increase sth; to make sth stronger: to fuel speculation / rumours / fears + Higher salaries helped to fuel inflation.
clean, smokeless, unleaded | fossil, nuclear, solid | domestic, household | aviation | spent
The plant reprocesses spent fuel from nuclear power stations.
VERB + FUEL
burn, run on, use
power stations which burn fossil fuels What sort of fuel does the car run on?
| burn sth as, use sth as
The power plant burns used vehicle tyres as fuel.
| save, waste | process, reprocess
FUEL + NOUN
bill, costs, prices | consumption
a car with high fuel consumption
| economy, efficiency
The engine gives good fuel economy.
| pump, tank
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