Kettle

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Definition

a kettle: a machine used to heat or boil water
noun

to put the kettle on: to turn on a water-boiling machine so that it begins to boil the water inside
idiom
Pronunciation examples
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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Examples

  • "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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