jigsawEnglish - Vietnamese Dictionary
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1 (also jigsaw puzzle) (both BrE) (also puzzle AmE, BrE) a picture printed on cardboard or wood, that has been cut up into a lot of small pieces of different shapes that you have to fit together again: to do a jigsaw
2 a mysterious situation in which it is not easy to understand all the causes of what is happening; a complicated problem: If Hollis was a double agent then the Crabb affair fits neatly into the jigsaw.
3 a SAW (= a type of tool) with a fine blade for cutting designs in thin pieces of wood or metal
giant, huge | 200-piece, etc.
One piece of the jigsaw is still missing.
VERB + JIGSAW
I used to enjoy doing jigsaws.
| piece together
(figurative) The police managed to piece together the jigsaw and reconstruct the victim's last hours.
JIGSAW + NOUN
puzzle | piece
a piece in a jigsaw
(figurative) This is another piece in the jigsaw that will help us understand the biology of cancer.
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