Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
thorn /θɔ:n/
  • danh từ
    • gai
    • bụi gai; cây có gai
    • (nghĩa bóng) sự khó khăn
    • to be on thorns
      • ngồi trên đống lửa, đi trên chông gai, lo lắng không yên
    • a thorn in one's side (flesh)
      • cái kim trong bụng, cái gai trước mắt, điều làm bực mình
    • there's no rose without a thorn
      • (xem) rose
Concise Dictionary
thornsθɔrn /θɔːn
+something that causes irritation and annoyance
+a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
+a Germanic character of runic origin

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 barb, spine, spike, prickle, bristle, brier, bur or burr, point, bramble, cocklebur:
My sleeve caught on the thorn and tore.
2 Often, thorn in (one's) side. bother, irritation, annoyance, nuisance, vexation, torment, torture, scourge, plague, affliction, irritant, bane, Colloq pain in the neck, Taboo Slang pain in the Brit arse or US ass:
His nagging brother has been a thorn in his side for years.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [C] a small sharp pointed part on the stem of some plants, such as roses
2 [C, U] a tree or bush that has thorns: an old hedge of thorns + a thorn tree
Idioms: a thorn in sb's flesh / side a person or thing that repeatedly annoys sb or stops them from doing sth

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