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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
plot /plɔt/
  • danh từ
    • mảnh đất nhỏ, miếng đất
      • a plot of vegetable: miếng đất trồng rau
    • tình tiết, cốt truyện (kịch, tiểu thuyết...)
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) sơ đồ, đồ thị, biểu đồ, đồ án
    • âm mưu, mưu đồ
      • to hatch a plot: ngấm ngầm bày mưu lập kế
  • ngoại động từ
    • vẽ sơ đồ, vẽ đồ thị, vẽ biểu đồ, dựng đồ án (một công trình xây dựng...)
    • đánh dấu trên cơ sở, đánh dấu trên đồ án
    • âm mưu, mưu tính, bày mưu
      • to plot a crime: âm mưu tội ác
  • nội động từ
    • âm mưu, bày mưu
      • to plot against someone: âm mưu ám hại ai (chống lại ai)
    • to plot out
      • chia thành mảnh nh
Concise Dictionary
plotted|plotting|plotsplɑt /plɒt
+a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
+a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
+the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
+a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object
+plan secretly, usually something illegal
+make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed
+make a plat of

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 scheme, plan, intrigue, machination, cabal; conspiracy:
The plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament was uncovered at a late stage
2 story (line), chain of events, theme, outline, scenario, thread, skeleton:
Most operas have weak plots, but the music can be sublime.
3 scheme, plan, intrigue, machinate, cabal, collude, conspire, hatch, devise, design, arrange, organize, concoct, dream up, conceive, Colloq cook up:
Martin's wife had been plotting to murder him since their wedding night
4 draw, plan, diagram, lay down, outline, calculate, compute, figure, chart, map (out), find, determine, depict, show:
The navigator plotted our position as being in the Strait of Malacca.
lot, plat, patch or parcel (of land), tract, acreage, area, Brit allotment:
I have a small plot by the canal which is ideal for growing potatoes.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C, U] the series of events which form the story of a novel, play, film/movie, etc: a conventional plot about love and marriage + The book is well organized in terms of plot.
2 [C] ~ (to do sth) a secret plan made by a group of people to do sth wrong or illegal: a murder plot + The rebels hatched a plot to overthrow the government. + Police uncovered a plot against the president.
3 [C] a small piece of land that is used or intended for a special purpose: She bought a small plot of land to build a house on. + a vegetable plot
Idioms: lose the plot (BrE, informal) to lose your ability to understand or deal with what is happening
the plot thickens used to say that a situation is becoming more complicated and difficult to understand
+ verb (-tt-)
1 ~ (with sb) (against sb) to make a secret plan to harm sb, especially a government or its leader: [V] They were accused of plotting against the state. + [VN] Military officers were suspected of plotting a coup. + She spends every waking hour plotting her revenge. + [V to inf] They were plotting to overthrow the government.
2 [VN] ~ sth (on sth) to mark sth on a map, for example the position or course of sth: The earthquake centres had been plotted on a world map. + He plotted a new route across the Atlantic.
3 [VN] ~ sth (on sth) to make a diagram or CHART from some information: We carefully plotted each patient's response to the drug on a chart.
4 [VN] ~ sth (on sth) to mark points on a GRAPH and draw a line or curve connecting them: First, plot the temperature curve on the graph.
5 [VN] to write the plot of a novel, play, etc: a tightly-plotted thriller
Collocation Dictionary

1 plan


fiendish | alleged | assassination, blackmail, coup, death, murder


hatch | uncover | foil


~ against
They had taken part in a Jacobite plot against William III.
| ~ by
The police claim to have uncovered a plot by terrorists to assassinate the president.

2 events in a story


simple | complex, complicated


She has constructed a complicated plot, with a large cast of characters.


develop, unfold




a twist in/of the plot
There are several unexpected twists in the plot before the murderer is revealed.

3 piece of land


garden, vegetable | farm, subsistence | building | burial | small | 10-acre, 12-acre, etc.
They own a five-acre plot of land.
| family, private




measure sth
The plots each measure 10 metres by 20 metres.


a plot of land

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