English - Vietnamese Dictionary
kettle /'ketl/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- pretty (fine, nice) kettle of fish
- tình thế rất khó xử, việc rắc rối
kettles'ketlAdvanced English Dictionary
+a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
+the quantity a kettle will hold
+(geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
+a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
a container with a lid, handle and a SPOUT, used for boiling water: an electric kettle + (BrE) I'll put the kettle on (= start boiling some water) and make some tea.
Idioms see DIFFERENT, POT n.
VERB + KETTLE
fill | plug in | have on
Get yourself in, Pat, I've got the kettle on.
| put on, switch on
I'll just put the kettle on.
KETTLE + VERB
She made herself a sandwich while she waited for the kettle to boil.
| sing, whistle
The kettle started to sing.
| switch itself off
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