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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 Korean 주전자…
in Arabic غَلاّية…
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 Spanish hervidor, tetera…
in Portuguese chaleira…
in German der Kessel…
in Catalan bullidora…
in Japanese やかん…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水壶,烧水壶…
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