Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
spark /spɑ:k/
  • danh từ
    • tia lửa, tia sáng; tàn lửa
    • tia loé, ánh loé, chấm sáng loé (ở đá quý)
    • lời đối đáp nhanh trí; nét sắc sảo (của trí thông minh)
    • ((thường) phủ định) một tia, một tị
      • if you had a spark of generosity in you: nếu như anh còn tí chút lượng cả nào
    • (Sparks) nhân viên rađiô
    • fairy sparks
      • ánh lân quang (phát ra từ thực vật mục nát); ma trơi
    • to strike sparks out of somebody
      • gợi được sự sắc sảo dí dởm của ai (nhất là trong khi nói chuyện)
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm cho ai bật tia lửa
    • to spark off khuấy động, làm cho hoạt động
    • nội động từ
      • phát tia lửa, phát tia điện
      • danh từ
        • người vui tính
        • người trai lơ
        • nội động từ
          • trai lơ
          • ngoại động từ
            • tán tỉnh, tán (gái)
          Concise Dictionary
          sparks|sparked|sparkingspɑrk /spɑːk
          +a momentary flash of light
          +merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
          +electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
          +a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger
          +Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
          +a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction
          +put in motion or move to act
          +emit or produce sparks

          Advanced English Dictionary
          noun, verb
          + noun
          1 [C] a very small burning piece of material that is produced by sth that is burning or by hitting two hard substances together: A shower of sparks flew up the chimney. + A spark from the machinery had set fire to some material.
          2 [C] a small flash of light produced by an electric current: sparks from a faulty light switch + A spark ignites the fuel in a car engine.
          3 [C, usually sing.] ~ of sth a small amount of a particular quality or feeling: For a moment, she felt a spark of hope. + The woman's eyes still had a spark of life in them.
          4 [U, sing.] a special quality of energy, intelligence or enthusiasm that makes sb very imaginative, amusing, etc: As a writer he seemed to lack creative spark. + She was a real star. She had a certain spark-that something extra.
          5 [C] an action or event that causes sth important to develop, especially trouble or violence: These were the sparks of revolution.
          6 [C, usually pl.] feelings of anger or excitement between people: Sparks flew at the meeting (= there was a lot of argument). + She was suddenly aware of the romantic spark between them.
          Idioms see BRIGHT adj.
          + verb
          1 [VN] ~ sth (off) to cause sth to start or develop, especially suddenly: The proposal would spark a storm of protest around the country. + The riots were sparked off by the arrest of a local leader. + Winds brought down power lines, sparking a fire. + The organizers are hoping to spark some interest in young people.
          2 [V] to produce small flashes of fire or electricity: a sparking, crackling fire + (figurative) The game suddenly sparked to life.
          Collocation Dictionary

          1 small bright piece of burning material/electric flash


          tiny | flying | electric

          VERB + SPARK

          emit, produce, send (out), shower, strike
          The firework showered sparks all over the lawn. His iron-tipped stick struck sparks from the pavement.

          SPARK + VERB

          fly | ignite sth, set fire to sth
          Flying sparks set fire to the dry grass.
          | die (out)


          a shower of sparks
          The grinding wheel sent a shower of sparks across the workbench.
          | a spark of light

          2 small amount of a quality/feeling


          little, tiny
          A tiny spark of rebellion flared within her.
          | creative, divine, vital

          VERB + SPARK

          have | lack
          His performances lack creative spark.
          | feel
          She felt a little spark of anger.
          | kindle

          SPARK + VERB

          flare, kindle


          ~ of
          He had kindled a spark of interest within her.


          a spark of hope/life, a spark of originality

          3 (usually sparks) feelings of anger/excitement

          VERB + SPARK

          Her eyes shot sparks of contempt.
          | draw
          His remarks drew sparks from her.

          SPARK + VERB

          Sparks flew at the meeting.

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