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  *弄* | 弄* | *弄
lane / alley
  *弄* | 弄* | *弄
to do / to manage / to handle / to play with / to fool with / to mess with / to fix / to toy with
alley / lane
to play with / to toy with / to dally with / to engage in / to resort to
to lose
to tease
to make dirty / to defile / to smear
to ruin / to spoil / to break
to flatten
to make sense of / to grasp the meaning of / to figure out
to play tricks on / to make fun of / to tease
to clarify / to fully understand
to kill / to put to death
(coll.) to take (sth) away / to get rid of
pretense that turns into reality (idiom); to play at make-believe, but accidentally make it true
to tease / to poke fun at / to make fun of
to move back and forth / to fiddle with
to show off / to make a display of
to tease / to provoke / to play with (a child, animal etc)
to fool / to deceive / to go through the motions
(dialect) alley / lane
to get in hand / to get (one's) hands on / to get hold of (in the sense of to acquire)
to tease / to play tricks on
to get hold of / to obtain / to secure / to come by
to err / to get sth wrong / to miscalculate / to misunderstand
to practice fraud (idiom); by trickery
lanes and alleys / neighborhood / lane neighborhoods in parts of Shanghai, with modified Chinese courtyard houses, occupied by single families in the 1930s, now crowded with multiple families
lit. dress up as God, play the devil (idiom); fig. to mystify / to deceive people / to scam
to stroke one's hair coquettishly (idiom)
  *衖* | 衖* | *衖
variant of
to make eyes / to wink
to wave / to brandish
to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
to display one's slight skill before an expert (idiom)
to bruise / to hurt (something)
to bring to deadlock / to result in a stalemate
emperor's favorite courtier
to incite / to provoke / to tease
to crumble
to fiddle with / to play and move sth about / to show off (what one can do) / to parade (one's capabilities) / to cause trouble
to overreach oneself / to try to be clever and end up with egg on one's face
to straighten
to move to and fro (with hand, foot, stick etc) / to fiddle with / to stir up
to figure out how to do something
to mess up / to put into disorder / to meddle with / to confuse
to get a good grasp of
to look after / to tend (one's crops, garden, livestock, pets etc) / to repair
to shorten / shortening
deliberately mystifying / to make sth unnecessarily complicated
to confuse (fail to differentiate)
to play with / to engage in / to resort to / to dally with
to make a fool out of / to fool / to dupe
  *挵* | 挵* | *挵
old variant of
to fool / to deceive / to go through the motions
to wake sb up
to tease / to make fun of / to provoke / to stir up (trouble)
to order people about / to stir up / to sow discord
unable to figure out
unable to make sense of (sth)
to fool / to deceive
lit. singing of the wind and the moon; fig. vacuous and sentimental (of poetry or art)
to distort
to fool around with / to mess with
to crumple
to spoil / to mess up
to move back and forward / to trade
to mock / to bully and insult
(old) to deflorate a prostitute
to show off / to flaunt
to play with / to finger
to play around with / to fidget / to fondle
to get a thorough understanding of sth (idiom)
to flaunt / to show off
to juggle with words (dishonestly) / to be a hypocrite and hide behind florid rhetoric
(bird species of China) Nonggang babbler (Stachyris nonggangensis)
to wink at sb
to fool / to deceive
to cause a dispute through boastful gossip (idiom)
to move (things around) / to buy and sell at a profit (derog.)

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