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to /tu:, tu, tə/
  • giới từ, (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ), (thơ ca) unto
    • đến, tới, về
      • from earth to heaven: từ đất đến trời
      • the road to Hanoi: con đường đến Hà nội
      • to the north: về hướng bắc
    • cho đến
      • to fight to the end: đánh đến cùng
      • you must drink it to the last drop: anh phải uống cho đến giọt cuối cùng
      • to count up to twenty: đếm cho đến hai mươi
    • cho, với
      • to explain something to somebody: giải thích điều gì cho ai
      • it may be useful to your friend: điều đó có thể có ích cho bạn anh
      • I'm not used to that: tôi không quen với cái đó
      • to be kind to somebody: tử tế với ai
    • đối với, về phần
      • as to your friend: còn về phần bạn anh
    • theo
      • to my mind: theo ý tôi
      • to sing to the violin: hát theo viôlông
    • so với, hơn
      • I prefer this to that: tôi thích cái này hơn cái kia
    • trước, đối, chọi
      • face to face: đối diện
      • two to one: hai chọi một
      • shoulder to shoulder: vai chen (kề) vai
    • của; ở
      • secretary to the manager: thư ký của giám đốc
      • Vietnam's Ambassador to the Mongolian People's Republic: đại sứ Việt nam ở nước cộng hoà nhân dân Mông cổ
    • để, được
      • he came to help me: anh ta đến để giúp đỡ tôi
      • we hope to see you soon: tôi hy vọng được sớm gặp anh
  • giới từ
    • (đứng trước một động từ chưa chia, không có nghĩa)
      • to go: đi
      • to see: thấy
  • phó từ
    • vào, lại
      • push the door to: hãy đẩy cửa đóng vào
      • to go to and fro: đi đi lại lại
Concise Dictionary
tuː ,tə
adv. toward the previous condition; in accordance with; in honor of; for the good health of (during a toast with drinks)
prep. toward; for; in contrast with; in order to
Advanced English Dictionary
preposition, infinitive marker, adverb
+ preposition
Help Note: For the special uses of to in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example see to sth is in the phrasal verb section at see.
1 in the direction of sth; towards sth: I walked to the office. + It fell to the ground. + It was on the way to the station. + He's going to Paris. + my first visit to Africa + He pointed to something on the opposite bank. + Her childhood was spent travelling from place to place.
2 ~ the sth (of sth) situated in the direction mentioned from sth: Place the cursor to the left of the first word. + There are mountains to the north.
3 as far as sth: The meadows lead down to the river. + Her hair fell to her waist.
4 reaching a particular state: The vegetables were cooked to perfection. + He tore the letter to pieces. + She sang the baby to sleep. + The letter reduced her to tears (= made her cry). + His expression changed from amazement to joy.
5 used to show the end or limit of a range or period of time: a drop in profits from $105 million to around $75 million + I'd say he was 25 to 30 years old (= approximately 25 or 30 years old). + I like all kinds of music from opera to reggae. + We only work from Monday to Friday. + I watched the programme from beginning to end.
6 before the start of sth: How long is it to lunch? + (especially BrE) It's five to ten (= five minutes before ten o'clock).
7 used to show the person or thing that receives sth: He gave it to his sister. + I'll explain to you where everything goes. + I am deeply grateful to my parents. + Who did she address the letter to? + (formal) To whom did she address the letter?
8 used to show the person or thing that is affected by an action: She is devoted to her family. + What have you done to your hair?
9 used to show that two things are attached or connected: Attach this rope to the front of the car.
10 used to show a relationship between one person or thing and another: She's married to an Italian. + the Japanese ambassador to France + the key to the door + the solution to this problem
11 directed towards; concerning: It was a threat to world peace. + She made a reference to her recent book.
12 used to introduce the second part of a comparison or RATIO: I prefer walking to climbing. + The industry today is nothing to what it once was. + We won by six goals to three.
13 used to show a quantity or rate: There are 2.54 centimetres to an inch. + This car does 30 miles to the gallon.
Compare: PER
14 in honour of sb/sth: a monument to the soldiers who died in the war + Let's drink to Julia and her new job.
15 while sth else is happening or being done: He left the stage to prolonged applause.
16 used after verbs of movement to mean 'with the intention of giving sth': People rushed to her rescue and picked her up.
17 used to show sb's attitude or reaction to sth: His music isn't really to my taste. + To her astonishment, he smiled.
18 used to show what sb's opinion or feeling about sth is: It sounded like crying to me.
infinitive marker
Help Note: To is often used before the base form of a verb to show that the verb is in the infinitive. The infinitive is used after many verbs and also after many nouns and adjectives.
1 used to show purpose or intention: I set out to buy food. + I am going to tell you a story. + She was determined to do well. + His aim was to become president. + To be honest with you, I don't remember what he said.
2 used to show the result of sth: She managed to escape. + It was too hot to go out. + He couldn't get close enough to see.
3 used to show the cause of sth: I'm sorry to hear that.
4 used to show an action that you want or are advised to do: I'd love to go to France this summer. + The leaflet explains how to apply for a place. + I don't know what to say.
Help Note: To can also be used without a verb following when the missing verb is easy to understand: He asked her to come but she said she didn't want to.
5 used to show sth that is known or reported about a particular person or thing: The house was said to be haunted.
6 used to show that one action immediately follows another: I reached the station only to find that my train had already left.
7 am, is, are, was, were ~ used to show that you must or should do sth: You are not to talk during the exam. + She was to be here at 8.30 but she didn't arrive.
+ adverb (usually of a door) in or into a closed position: Push the door to.
See also - TOING
Idioms: to and fro backwards and forwards: She rocked the baby to and fro.
Help Note: For the special uses of to in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example set to is in the phrasal verb section at set.


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