English - Vietnamese Dictionary
victim /'viktim/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- vật bị hy sinh, người bị chết vì, nạn nhân
- to fall a victim to disease: bị chết bệnh
- the victim of circumstances: nạn nhân của hoàn cảnh
- the victim of one's own ambition: là nạn nhân của tham vọng của chính mình
- người bị lừa
- the victim of dishonest companions: người bị bạn gian xảo lừa dối
+an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
+a person who is tricked or swindled
Advanced English Dictionary
1 sufferer, martyr, casualty, scapegoat, sacrificial lamb, injured party:
It is a pity that you had to be the victim of her greed.
2 dupe, gull, fool, butt, fair game, Colloq chump, fall guy, Slang sucker, sap, Chiefly US and Canadian patsy, US schnook, schlemiel or schlemihl or shlemiel:
She was an easy victim for any confidence man.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 a person who has been attacked, injured or killed as the result of a crime, a disease, an accident, etc: murder / rape victims + accident / earthquake / famine victims + Aids / cancer / stroke victims + victims of crime + She was the innocent victim of an arson attack. + Schools are the latest victims of cuts in public spending.
2 a person who has been tricked: They were the victims of a cruel hoax. + She's a fashion victim (= wears the newest fashions even if they do not suit her).
3 an animal or a person that is killed and offered as a SACRIFICE: a sacrificial victim
Idioms: fall victim (to sth) (written) to be injured, damaged or killed by sth: Many plants have fallen victim to the sudden frost.
hapless, helpless, innocent, poor, unfortunate, unsuspecting, unwilling
He defrauded his innocent victims of millions of pounds.
Tourists are easy victims for pickpockets.
| passive | willing
In his fantasies, women became passive and sometimes even willing victims.
| intended, potential
The intended victims were selected because they seemed vulnerable.
| child, elderly
the child victims of the war
| Aids, cancer, heart attack, plague, stroke | accident, bomb, crash, disaster, earthquake, famine, flood
The government is sending aid to flood victims.
| kidnap, murder, rape | sacrificial | fashion
She's a fashion victim (= wears the newest fashions even if they do not suit her).
VERB + VICTIM
portray sb as
In his trial, he tried to portray himself as the victim of an uncaring society.
The train crash claimed its tenth victim yesterday when the driver died in hospital.
a bill aimed at compensating victims of air pollution
The cut in benefits for the unemployed is a classic case of blaming the victim.
They were the victims of a cruel hoax.
fall victim to sb/sth
Unfortunately, she fell victim to an unscrupulous landlord.
| a victim of your/its own success
The small firm became a victim of its own success when it could not supply all its orders on time.
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