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tea /ti:/
  • danh từ
    • cây chè
    • chè, trà; nước chè, nước trà
      • to drink tea: uống trà
      • weak tea: trà loãng
      • strong tea: trà đậm
    • tiệc trà, bữa trà
    • husband's tea
      • (thông tục);(đùa cợt) nước trà nhạt
    • I don't eat tea
      • tôi không hay ăn gì nặng trong khi uống trà
  • nội động từ
    • uống trà
    • ngoại động từ
      • mời uống trà
    Concise Dictionary
    teastɪː
    noun
    +a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water
    +a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes
    +dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea
    +a reception or party at which tea is served
    +a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves

    Advanced English Dictionary
    + noun
    1 [U] the dried leaves, (called tea leaves), of the tea bush
    See also - GREEN TEA
    2 [U] a hot drink made by pouring boiling water onto tea leaves. It may be drunk with milk or lemon and/or sugar added: a cup / mug / pot of tea + China / lemon / iced tea + Would you like tea or coffee? + Do you take sugar in your tea?
    3 [C] a cup of tea: Two teas, please.
    4 [U, C] a hot drink made by pouring boiling water onto the leaves of other plants: chamomile / mint / herb tea
    See also - BEEF TEA
    5 [U, C] the name used by some people in Britain for the cooked meal eaten in the evening, especially when it is eaten early in the evening: You can have your tea as soon as you come home from school.
    Compare: DINNER, SUPPER
    6 [U, C] (BrE) a light meal eaten in the afternoon or early evening, usually with sandwiches and/or biscuits and cakes and with tea to drink: Would you like to come to tea on Sunday?
    See also - CREAM TEA, HIGH TEA
    Idioms: not for all the tea in China not even for a great reward: I wouldn't do your job. Not for all the tea in China!
    more at CUP n.
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    1 drink

    ADJ.

    fresh
    There's some fresh (= just made)tea in the pot.
    | stewed
    (= very strong),
    strong | weak | cold, hot, lukewarm, scalding | milky | white
    (usually after
    tea) I'll have tea?white, no sugar, please. | black | sugary, sweet | (early) morning | decaffeinated | fragrant | China/Chinese, Indian, etc. | Earl Grey, green | fruit, herb/herbal | camomile, jasmine, lemon, mint, etc. | iced

    QUANT.

    cup, flask, mug, pot

    VERB + TEA

    drink
    I don't drink tea.
    | have | sip, swallow
    She sipped her hot tea slowly.
    | take a mouthful/sip of | brew, get (sb), make (sb), mash
    I'll make you some tea.
    | bring sb, dispense
    (often humorous),
    ply sb with
    (humorous),
    serve (sb), take sb
    I'll bring you a cup of tea in a few minutes. John rushed around dispensing tea and cakes to everyone.
    | pour (sb) (out)
    Pour me out a cup of tea please.
    | stir

    TEA + VERB

    brew, mash
    You haven't let the tea brew long enough.
    | cool

    TEA + NOUN

    pot
    (also
    teapot
    ),
    urn | cosy | service, set
    a bone china tea service
    | tray, trolley
    A lady comes round the office with a tea trolley in the afternoon.
    | bar, garden, room, shop
    The hospital tea bar is run by volunteers.
    | boy
    (offensive when used of an older man),
    lady | drinker, drinking | break | party | ceremony

    PREP.

    in your ~
    Do you take sugar in your tea?

    PHRASES

    tea and coffee, tea and biscuits/cake/cakes/sandwiches/scones, tea and sympathy
    He tried to alleviate their disappointment by inviting them in for tea and sympathy.
    | tea for two
    ‘Tea for two’, said Mary, ‘and a slice of your delicious chocolate cake.’
    | tea or coffee
    Would you like tea or coffee?
    | tea-making facilities
    All rooms have tea-making facilities.

    2 leaves for making tea

    ADJ.

    loose
    (= tea that is not in bags)

    QUANT.

    packet

    VERB + TEA

    grow

    TEA + VERB

    grow

    TEA + NOUN

    leaf | bag | caddy | strainer | estate, plantation | chest
    He stores his books in a tea chest.

    3 meal

    ADJ.

    afternoon, cream, high | birthday, funeral

    TEA + NOUN

    things
    I cleared away the tea things.

    More information about MEAL

    MEAL:

    eat, have, take
    (formal)
    ~
    Have you had breakfast?

    grab, snatch ~
    I'm so busy I have to snatch meals when I can.

    ask sb to ~ have/invite/take sb for/to ~ come/go for/to ~
    He wouldn't have asked her to supper if he didn't like her, she reasoned.

    These verbs are often used with

    around, out, over
    and
    round:
    We must have you over for dinner sometime. Let's go out for a meal.

    be out to
    lunchHe's out to lunch with a client.

    stop for ~
    We stopped for tea at the Ritz.

    join sb for, stay for/to ~
    You're sure you wont stay for tea?

    sit down to, start ~ finish ~
    We had just sat down to breakfast when the phone rang.

    skip ~
    I sometimes skip lunch if we're very busy.

    cook (sb), fix (sb), get ready, make (sb), prepare ~
    She hurried downstairs to fix herself some breakfast.

    have ~ ready
    We'll have supper ready for you.

    serve ~
    Lunch is served from noon till 3.

    keep warm, warm up ~
    I'll be home late, so keep my dinner warm.

    provide, provide sb (with) ~
    Dinner is provided in the superb hotel restaurant.

    ~ be available
    A four course dinner is available by prior arrangement.

    ~ be ready
    ‘Breakfast's ready!’ shouted Christine.

    ~ time
    The family was always noisy at meal times.

    at/during/over ~
    Nobody spoke during supper.

    for ~
    What did you have for lunch?

    ~ of
    a breakfast of pancakes and maple syrup



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