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  *插* | 插* | *插
to insert / stick in / pierce / to take part in / to interfere / to interpose
to insert / to stick / to thrust
music played during a movie, play etc / incidental music / music played in a theatrical interlude / (fig.) incident / episode
socket / outlet
plug-in (software component)
to slide in and out / thrusting
to plug into / to insert / to stick in
bolt (for locking a window, cabinet etc) / (electrical) plug
flower arranging / ikebana
jack / socket
unplugged (of rock musicians performing on acoustic instruments)
to insert / to stick in / to plug in (an electronic device)
electric socket / power point
to insert / to take turns, alternate / to interweave / to interlace / subplot / interlude / episode / (military) to thrust deep into the enemy forces
to get involved in / to meddle / interference
to cut in line / to jump a queue / to live on a rural community (during the Cultural Revolution)
to install (hardware) internally (rather than plugging it in as a peripheral) / (math.) to interpolate / interpolation
to place in a certain position / to assign to a job / to plant / resettlement (old)
plug and play (computing)
to extrapolate / extrapolation (math.) / (computing) to plug in (a peripheral device etc)
socket (for an electric plug) / to interrupt (sb speaking) / to butt in
to transplant rice seedlings
hot swapping
to interrupt (a radio or TV program) with a commercial insert, breaking news etc / to put a call on hold
to interrupt (sb talking) / to butt in / to cut into a conversation
power strip / powerboard (with multiple electrical sockets)
to interrupt (sb speaking) / interruption / digression
lit. to see a gap and stick in a needle (idiom); fig. to make use of every second and every inch
to squeeze in / to step in / to take part / to step between (two persons in a relationship)
(idiom) (of a good outcome) unanticipated / serendipitous / fortuitous
mortise lock
lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom) / fig. to attach a great importance to friendship, up to the point of being able to sacrifice oneself for it
to replug / to disconnect and reconnect (from a plug, port, connection etc)
to shove in / to edge in / fig. to poke one's nose into people's business / prong
lit. even given wings, you couldn't fly (idiom); fig. impossible to escape
interpolation (math.)
power strip
  *揷* | 揷* | *揷
old variant of
to marry and live with the bride's family (inverting traditional Chinese expectations)
slot advertisement / interstitial ad / splash ad
episode / brief interlude
to put one's hands on one's hips
lit. a bunch of flowers poked into a pile of manure / fig. a terrible shame (as when a lovely woman marries an odious man)
lit. idly poke a stick in the mud and it grows into a tree to shade you / (fig.) unintentional actions may bring unexpected success / also written 無心插柳柳成蔭|无心插柳柳成荫
to be unable to intervene
tracheotomy (medicine)
lit. you plant a garden and the flowers do not bloom, you poke a stick in the mud and it grows into a tree / fig. things do not always turn out as one would expect / well-laid plans may fail, and success may come where you least expect it
crowded tightly / jam-packed
to include impromptu comic material in opera performance (idiom); to jest / buffoonery
interpolation (math.)
insertion element

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