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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
kettle /'ketl/
  • danh từ
    • ấm đun nước
    • pretty (fine, nice) kettle of fish
      • tình thế rất khó xử, việc rắc rối
Concise 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

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
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.
Collocation Dictionary




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.
| boil


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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