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to incarcerate or restrain temporarily
Police officers illegally kettled peaceful climate activists at the G20 protests in 2009 to stop their gathering being "hijacked" by violent protesters from another demonstration, the high court has heard. --Guardian 23 March 2011
by garda March 23, 2011
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An irregular air traveler (1-2x/year) who feels entitled to use first class and premium check-in counters, attempts to board during first class or elite boarding groups. Kettles are often oblivious to boundaries such as curtains separating first class from main cabin, or by crowding around Priority boarding lanes to prevent premium customers from accessing them.
Airline passenger traveling with too much luggage both out of touch with and unaware of airport boarding and security procedures is a Kettle.
by N979AN June 22, 2010
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The act of being in someone’s face/and or area of space...A variation of the phrase “Getting in someones grill”.
“Miss Grimegoose man.....all up in my kettle bro. Why the fuck this lady always in my kettle, bro?! Sheesh, fucking tired of this not gonna lie.
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by D-Maul August 29, 2018
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An abbreviated response based on the expression, "That's like the pot calling the kettle black." It is a response made when the speaker has just said something that the listner thinks the speaker is just as guilty of as whoever the speaker was criticizing.
"I can't believe he went through the buffet line again."
"Kettle! Didn't you go for extra desert!"
by Ms. D April 27, 2006
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To beat viciously. Originated from a scene in the 2007 movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street where Sweeney Todd (played by Johnny Depp) beats Pirelli (Sacha Baron Cohen) with a tea kettle.
by Trinket Stag August 02, 2008
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