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  *倒* | 倒* | *倒
to fall / to collapse / to lie horizontally / to overthrow / to fail / to go bankrupt / to change (trains or buses) / to move around / to resell at a profit
  *倒* | 倒* | *倒
to place upside down / to invert / to pour / to throw out / to move backwards / however / actually / as a matter of fact / contrary to expectation
to have bad luck / to be out of luck
to fall down / to slip and fall / to throw sb to the ground
to go bankrupt / to close down
to turn upside down / to reverse / back to front / confused / deranged / crazy
to count backwards (from 10 down to 0) / to count down / from the bottom (lines on a page) / from the back (rows of seats)
inverse number / reciprocal (math.)
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
to change buses, trains etc
to reverse (a vehicle) / to drive backwards
to collapse (of building) / to topple over
to tumble / to fall / fig. to suffer a reverse (in politics or business)
to fall back / to go in reverse
roly-poly toy / tilting doll / tumbler
to knock down / knocked down
not to pose a problem for sb / cannot stump sb
to lie down / to die
to make an about-turn / to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc / to turn things on their head
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
reverse order / inverted order
to faint
to be frightened
backwards / in reverse / upside down
to lie down / to drop dead
to take a fall
to faint / to swoon / to black out / to become unconscious
Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
to collapse / to topple over
but on the contrary / but unexpectedly
to overturn trunks and boxes / to make a thorough search (idiom)
variant of 倒霉
to fall ill / to be stricken with an illness
to fall to the ground
to overthrow / to knock down / Down with ... !
disappointed / frustrated / dejected
to push over / to overthrow
to flow backwards / reverse flow
to flow backwards (of water, because of flood, tide, wind etc) / reverse flow / to back up (sewage)
but on the contrary / but expectedly
to baffle / to confound / to stump
to lose money instead of being paid (i.e. sb should pay me, but is actually taking my money)
troops in defeat like a landslide (idiom); a beaten army in total collapse
lit. when a wall is about to collapse, everybody gives it a shove (idiom) / fig. everybody hits a man who is down
to resell at a profit / to speculate
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
to fall headlong / (fig.) to suffer an ignominious failure
lit. to hang upside down / fig. topsy-turvy and inequitable, e.g. manufacturing and trading costs exceed the sale price (of some goods) / to borrow more than one can ever repay
lit. to strike with a muckrake (idiom), cf Pigsy 豬八戒|猪八戒 in Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记; fig. to counterattack / to make bogus accusations (against one's victim)
to change sides in a war / turncoat
to spoil one's appetite / fig. to get fed up with sth
to play the market / to speculate (on financial markets) / to profiteer
to trip / to stumble
to overwhelm / to overpower / overwhelming
to stump / to baffle
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to reverse a vehicle / to drive backwards
to flash back / flashback (in a novel, movie etc)
to fall down
to topple over / to greatly admire
to dump / to pour / to empty out
to knock down / to knock over / to run over (sb)
(coll.) poor devil / unfortunate man
to turn upside down / to upend
a handstand / to turn upside down / to stand on one's head / upside down
to fall dead
lit. spirit and soul upside down (idiom); infatuated and head over heels in love / fascinated / captivated
to interrogate, leaving sb speechless
to pull down / (coll.) to let it go / to drop it
rewind (media player)
lit. to topple the mountains and overturn the seas (idiom); earth-shattering / fig. gigantic / of spectacular significance
mirror writing / upside down writing
to reflect (producing an inverted image)
to empty (a bag) / to turn inside out / to turn out
phase reversal / phase inversion
to knock sth over
to kneel down / to sink to one's knees / to grovel
(coll.) a profiteer / (business) wheeler-dealer
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
(of cereal crops) to collapse and lie flat
to gasp (with amazement or shock etc) / to feel a chill run down one's spine / to have one's hairs stand on end
to count down / countdown
to invert right and wrong
to overturn / to overthrow / to capsize / to collapse
(med.) to be impotent
to prostrate oneself / to fall on one's knees / to grovel
to have the advantage overwhelmingly on one side / to support unconditionally
lit. to invert black and white (idiom); to distort the truth deliberately / to misrepresent the facts / to invert right and wrong
to knock down / to mow down
When the tree topples the monkeys scatter. (idiom); fig. an opportunist abandons an unfavorable cause / Rats leave a sinking ship.
to marry and live with the bride's family (inverting traditional Chinese expectations)
to be more of a hindrance than a help
lit. overturning seas and rivers (idiom) / fig. overwhelming / earth-shattering / in a spectacular mess
to slip (lose one's footing)
to move (things around) / to buy and sell at a profit (derog.)
barb / barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
speculation and profiteering (idiom); buying and selling on speculation
to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)

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