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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
machine /mə'ʃi:n/
  • danh từ
    • máy móc, cơ giới
    • người máy; người làm việc như cái máy
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) cơ quan đầu nâo, bộ máy chỉ đạo (của một tổ chức, một đảng phái chính trị)
    • xe đạp, xe đạp ba bánh
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) máy bơm cứu hoả
    • máy thay cảnh (ở sân khấu)
    • tính từ
      • (thuộc) máy móc
        • machine age: thời đại máy móc
      • bằng máy
        • machine winding: sự cuốn chỉ (vào ống) bằng máy
    • động từ
      • làm bằng máy, dùng máy
    Concise Dictionary
    +any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
    +an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently
    +an efficient person
    +a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    +a group that controls the activities of a political party
    +a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
    +turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
    +make by machinery

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 mechanism, device, apparatus, contrivance, appliance, instrument, implement, tool, utensil, gadget, Colloq contraption, US gismo or gizmo:
    What kind of machine is used to make a corkscrew?
    2 engine, motor, prime mover, vehicle; car, automobile, motor car, US auto:
    We used to get into the machine and go for Sunday picnics.
    3 organization, system, ring, gang, cabal, clique, party, faction:
    The entire council is run by a political machine.
    4 shape, make, manufacture:
    In this department we machine the castings to a tolerance of one ten-thousandth of an inch.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 (often in compounds) a piece of equipment with moving parts that is designed to do a particular job. The power used to work a machine may be electricity, steam, gas, etc. or human power: Machines have replaced human labour in many industries. + to operate / run a machine + How does this machine work? + a washing / sewing machine + a machine for making plastic toys + I left a message on her answering machine. + The potatoes are planted by machine.
    2 (informal) a particular machine, for example in the home, when you do not refer to it by its full name: Just put those clothes in the machine (= the washing machine). + The new machines (= computers) will be shipped next month.
    3 a group of people that control an organization or part of an organization: the president's propaganda machine + Hollywood's slick public relations machine has produced a new improved model of a young movie star.
    4 (often disapproving) a person who acts automatically, without allowing their feelings to show or to affect their work: He was the perfect fighting machine with a total disregard for his own personal safety.
    Help Note: You will find other compounds ending in machine at their place in the alphabet.
    Idioms see COG
    + verb (technical) to make or shape sth with a machine: [VN] This material can be cut and machined easily. [also V]
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 piece of equipment


    great, huge, large, powerful | automatic, electronic | labour-saving | ingenious, versatile | sophisticated | reliable | defective | cash, coffee, exercise, fax, sewing, (telephone) answering, vending, video, washing | kidney, life-support
    The crash victim is now on a life-support machine.


    operate, use, work | install
    We've had a new washing machine installed.
    | start, stop | plug in, unplug | build, make | service | design
    The machine is designed to fit under a counter.


    go, work
    Have you got the machine working again?
    | break down | run
    The machine runs on solar power.


    operator | parts | tool
    machine tools for making weapons


    The potatoes are planted by machine.
    | in a/the ~
    Just put those clothes in the machine (= the washing machine).
    | on a/the ~
    I make my own dresses on my sewing machine.
    | ~ for
    a machine for making coffee


    a make of machine
    What make of machine are they using?

    2 system/organization


    party, political
    The independent candidates did not have the support of a party machine.
    | administrative, government, state | propaganda, publicity | military, war
    the president's propaganda machine


    a cog in the machine
    (figurative) Tired of being a tiny cog in a vast machine, he handed in his resignation.
    | a well-oiled machine
    (figurative) The department ran like a well-oiled machine since the reorganization.

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