English - Vietnamese Dictionary
telescope /'teliskoup/Concise Dictionary
- nội động từ
- lồng nhau (như hai ống của kính thiên văn)
- the two tubes telescope: hai ống lồng vào nhau
- ngoại động từ
- đâm vào nhau, húc lồng vào nhau (xe lửa)
- (thông tục) thâu tóm, thu gọn lại
- he telescopes all his arguments into one sentence: anh ta thâu tóm tất cả lý lẽ của mình vào một câu
+a magnifier of images of distant objects
+crush together or collapse
+make smaller or shorter
Advanced English Dictionary
1 spyglass, Old-fashioned glass; refracting telescope, reflecting telescope, radio telescope:
Through the telescope, he could just discern the American coastline.
2 shorten, compress, abbreviate, curtail, condense, summarize, précis, digest, tighten (up), boil down, abridge, truncate, abstract:
Telescope the report into two columns for page 2.
3 concertina, squash, crush:
The first three carriages of the train were telescoped in the crash.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
a piece of equipment shaped like a tube, containing LENSES, that you look through to make objects that are far away appear larger and nearer: to look at the stars through a telescope
See also - RADIO TELESCOPE
1 [V, VN] to become shorter, or make sth shorter, by sliding sections inside one another
2 [VN] ~ sth (into sth) to reduce sth so that it happens in less time: Three episodes have been telescoped into a single programme.
powerful | 26-metre, 60-millimetre, etc. | astronomical, optical, radio, space
images from the Hubble space telescope
VERB + TELESCOPE
use | look at sth with/without, see sth with/without
stars that cannot be seen without a telescope
| look (at sth) through, view sth through | set up
She set up her telescope on the balcony.
building the largest telescope in the world
through a/the ~
the wrong end of a telescope
He felt as if he were seeing things through the wrong end of a telescope.
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