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kettle

noun [C] uk   /ˈket.l̩/  us   /ˈket̬-/

kettle noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)

a container for boiling water, that has a lid, handle, and spout and is made from plastic or metalput the kettle on B1 to start to boil water in a kettle
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kettle noun [C] (POLICE)

an occasion when police form lines around a crowd of people and prevent them from leaving a particular area

kettle

verb [T] uk   /ˈket.l̩/  us   /ˈket̬-/
If the police kettle a crowd of people, they form lines around them and prevent them from leaving a particular area.
Translations of “kettle”
in Arabic غَلاّية…
in Korean 주전자…
in Malaysian cerek…
in French bouilloire…
in Turkish su ısıtıcısı, çaydanlık…
in Italian bollitore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水壺,開水壺…
in Russian чайник (для кипячения воды)…
in Polish czajnik…
in Vietnamese ấm đun nước…
in Spanish hervidor, tetera…
in Portuguese chaleira…
in Thai กาน้ำ…
in German der Kessel…
in Catalan bullidora…
in Japanese やかん…
in Indonesian ketel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水壶,烧水壶…
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