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oil /ɔil/
  • danh từ
    • dầu
      • mineral oil: dần khoáng
      • vegetable and nanimal oil: dầu thực vật và động vật
    • (số nhiều) tranh sơn dầu
    • (thông tục) sự nịnh nọt, sự phỉnh nịnh
    • to burn the midnight oil
      • thức khuya học tập (làm việc)
    • to pour oil upon troubled water
      • (xem) pour
    • to pour (throw) oil on the flames
      • lửa cháy đổ dầu thêm
    • to smell of oil
      • chứng tỏ làm việc chăm chỉ, thức khuya dậy sớm
    • to strike oil
      • (xem) strike
    • oil and vinegar
      • nước và lửa; mặt trăng mặt trời; chó và mèo
  • ngoại động từ
    • tra dầu, bôi dầu, lau dầu
    • thấm dầu, ngấm dầu
      • oiled sardines: cá hộp dầu
    • biến thành dầu
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) đút lót, hối lộ
    • nội động từ
      • biến thành dầu
      • to oil someone's palm
        • mua chuộc ai, hối lộ ai
      • to oil one's tongue
        • nịnh hót, tán khéo
      • to oil the wheels
        • (nghĩa bóng) đút lót, hối lộ
    Concise Dictionary
    +a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
    +oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
    +any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
    +cover with oil, as if by rubbing
    +administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 lubricant, grease, lubricator, unguent:
    A little oil will stop that squeak.
    2 fuel:
    Miraculously, the lamp burned for eight days with only one day's supply of oil.
    3 lubricate, grease:
    Oil the bearings or they will burn out.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [U] a thick liquid that is found in rock underground
    Synonym: PETROLEUM
    drilling for oil
    2 [U] a form of PETROLEUM that is used as fuel and to make parts of machines move smoothly: engine oil + an oil lamp / heater + Put some oil in the car.
    3 [U, C] a smooth thick liquid that is made from plants or animals and is used in cooking: olive oil + vegetable oils
    4 [U, C] a smooth thick liquid that is made from plants, minerals, etc. and is used on the skin or hair: lavender bath oil + suntan oil
    See also - ESSENTIAL OIL
    5 [U] (also oils [pl.]) coloured paint containing oil used by artists: a painting done in oils + landscapes in oil
    See also - OIL PAINT
    6 [C] = OIL PAINTING: Among the more important Turner oils was 'Venus and Adonis'.
    Idioms see BURN v., POUR
    + verb [VN] to put oil onto or into sth, for example a machine, in order to protect it or make it work smoothly: He oiled his bike and pumped up the tyres.
    Idioms: oil the wheels (BrE) (AmE grease the wheels) to help sth to happen easily and without problems, especially in business or politics
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 used as fuel/to make machines work smoothly


    heavy | light | crude | refined | offshore | engine, fuel, heating, lubricating, motor | linseed, paraffin
    Use a rag soaked in linseed oil.


    barrel | film
    a rod coated with a film of oil
    | drop

    VERB + OIL

    extract, obtain, produce | drill for
    The company is drilling for oil in the North Sea.
    | discover, find, hit, strike | pump | export, import | burn, use | change
    (in a car, etc.)
    | soak sth in | smell of
    The place smelled of paint and oil.

    OIL + NOUN

    company, producer | industry, production | drilling, exploration | field, rig, well | drum | tanker | refinery | prices, revenue | slick, spill, spillage
    a seven-mile-long oil slick off the Scottish coast

    2 used in cooking


    cooking | polyunsaturated | rancid | coconut, cod liver, fish, groundnut, olive, sesame, sunflower, vegetable
    a bottle of extra virgin olive oil
    | salad

    VERB + OIL

    heat | boil sb/sth in, cook sth in, fry sth in | drizzle, pour
    Toast the bread, rub with garlic and drizzle over a little olive oil.


    in ~
    Fry the potato in a little sunflower oil. > Special page at FOOD

    3 used as a cosmetic/medicine


    aromatic, fragrant, scented | essential
    extracting essential oils from flowers
    | body, hair | baby, bath | aromatherapy, massage | castor, evening primrose, lavender, etc.

    VERB + OIL

    massage/rub into, massage/rub sth with
    She rubbed a scented oil into her hair.
    | anoint sb/sth with
    The sick were anointed with oil.
    | extract


    ~ of
    oil of rosemary

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