English - Vietnamese Dictionary
machine /mə'ʃi:n/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- 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)
- (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
+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
Advanced English 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.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
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.
See also - MECHANICAL, FRUIT MACHINE, SLOT MACHINE, TIME MACHINE
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]
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.
VERB + 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.
MACHINE + VERB
Have you got the machine working again?
| break down | run
The machine runs on solar power.
MACHINE + NOUN
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?
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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