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pill /pil/
  • danh từ
    • viên thuốc
    • (nghĩa bóng) điều cay đắng, điều tủi nhục, điều sỉ nhục
      • a bitter pill: điều cay đắng, điều tủi nhục
      • to swallow the pill: ngậm bồ hòn làm ngọt
    • (từ lóng);(đùa cợt) quả bóng đá, quả bóng quần vợt; đạn đại bác
    • (số nhiều) trò chơi bi-a
    • (the pill) thuốc chống thụ thai
    • a pill to cure an earthquake
      • biện pháp nửa vời không đem lại kết quả gì; cho voi uống thuốc gió
    • to gild the pill
      • (xem) gild
  • ngoại động từ
    • bỏ phiếu đen, bỏ phiếu chống lại (để khai trừ ai)
    • đánh bại
    • ngoại động từ
      • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) cướp bóc
    Concise Dictionary
    pills|pilled|pillingpɪl
    noun
    +something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size
    +a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
    +a unpleasant or tiresome person
    +something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured
    +a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    n.
    1 tablet, capsule, bolus, pellet, pilule; medicine, medication, medicament, drug, pharmaceutical, remedy, cure; cough drop, pastille, lozenge, troche:
    Doctor, can't you give me some kind of pill for this headache?
    2 nuisance, bore, pest, Colloq pain (in the neck), crank, drag:
    I don't understand what she sees in Leonard - he's such a pill.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C] a small flat round piece of medicine that you swallow without chewing it: a vitamin pill + Take three pills daily after meals. + (informal) pill-popping (= the act of taking too many pills or using illegal drugs)
    See also - PEP PILL, SLEEPING PILL
    2 (the pill or the Pill) [sing.] a pill that some women take to prevent them becoming pregnant: the contraceptive pill + to be / go on the pill
    See also - MORNING-AFTER PILL
    3 [C] (AmE) an annoying person
    Idioms: sugar / sweeten the pill to do sth that makes an unpleasant situation seem less unpleasant
    Synonym: SUGAR-COAT
    more at BITTER adj.
    + verb [V] (of a piece of clothing, especially one made of wool) to become covered in very small balls of FIBRE
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    1 small round flat piece of medicine

    ADJ.

    diet, sleeping, vitamin

    QUANT.

    bottle

    VERB + PILL

    pop, swallow, take | give sb, prescribe (sb)
    The doctor prescribed her some pills to help her sleep.

    2 the pill: to avoid becoming pregnant

    ADJ.

    contraceptive

    VERB + PILL

    be on, go on, use | prescribe (sb), put sb on
    Her doctor put her on the pill at 16.
    | come off, stop


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