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to put the kettle on: to turn on a water-boiling machine so that it begins to boil the water inside
UK: I once set an electric kettle on fire by putting it on the cooker.
US: Polly, put the kettle on.
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- "Fisherman : I've put the kettle on."
- "Let's not forget that one web search produces around 0.2g of CO2, whereas boiling a kettle generates 15g."
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