English - Vietnamese Dictionary
powder /'paudə/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- not worth powder and shot
- không đáng bắn, không đáng để chiến đấu cho
- put more powder into it!
- hãy hăng hái lên một chút nữa nào!
- smell of powder
- kinh nghiệm chiến đấu, sự thử thách với lửa đạn
- ngoại động từ
- rắc bột lên, rắc lên
- to powder with salt: rắc muối
- thoa phấn, đánh phấn (mặt, mũi...)
- trang trí (bề mặt cái gì...) bằng những điểm nhỏ
- ((thường) động tính từ quá khứ) nghiền thành bột, tán thành bột
- powdered sugar: đường bột
- powdered milk: sữa bột
+a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
+a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
+any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
+apply powder to
+make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
Advanced English Dictionary
1 dust; talc:
I couldn't remember whether the jar contained cornflour or baking powder. She dabbed her body all over with scented powder
2 take a (run-out) powder. run away, abscond, escape, vanish, disappear, Slang Brit scarper, do a moonlight flit, US take it on the lam:
The cops are coming, so I'm taking a powder.
3 pulverize, bray, grind, crush, pound, granulate, triturate, comminute, levigate:
The rocks must first be crushed, then powdered.
4 sprinkle, besprinkle, dust, dredge, cover, coat:
Lightly powder the top of the cake with icing sugar, and it is ready to serve.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [U, C] a dry mass of very small fine pieces or grains: chilli powder + lumps of chalk crushed to (a) fine white powder + The snow was like powder. + A wide range of cleaning fluids and powders is available. + The mustard is sold in powder form. + powder skiing (= on fine dry snow)
See also - BAKING POWDER, CURRY POWDER, SOAP POWDER, TALCUM POWDER, WASHING POWDER
2 [U] a very fine, soft, dry substance that you can put on your face to make it look smooth and dry: I only use lipstick and a little powder.
3 [U] = GUNPOWDER
Idioms: keep your powder dry (old-fashioned) to remain ready for a possible emergency
take a powder (AmE, informal) to leave suddenly; to run away
+ verb [VN] to put powder on sth: She powdered her face and put on her lipstick.
Idioms: powder your nose (old-fashioned) a polite way of referring to the fact that a woman is going to the toilet/bathroom: I'm just going to powder my nose.(also powder)
[U] explosive powder used especially in bombs or FIREWORKS
fine | chilli, cocoa, coffee, curry, milk | baking | soap, washing | baby, face, talcum
VERB + POWDER
grind sth into
The seeds are ground into a fine powder before use.
| dust sth with, sprinkle on
Before the photo dries, the image is dusted with a special powder.
| dab on, put on
She quickly dabbed some powder on her cheeks.
| add, mix sth with, stir in
Add a teaspoonful of curry powder.
POWDER + NOUN
in powder form
The tablets are also available in powder form.
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