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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
HSK 4
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *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
HSK 4
(of a singer) to lose one's voice / (male opera singer's) voice change (at puberty)
to count down / countdown
reverse order / inverted order
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.)
to go bankrupt / to close down
HSK 6
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 have bad luck / to be out of luck
HSK 5
to turn upside down / to reverse / back to front / confused / deranged / crazy
HSK 6
to fall down / to slip and fall / to throw sb to the ground
HSK 5
to overwhelm / to overpower / overwhelming
to push over / to overthrow
to faint / to swoon / to black out / to become unconscious
to topple over / to greatly admire
to dump / to pour / to empty out
to collapse (of building) / to topple over
to fall back / to go in reverse
to tumble / to fall / fig. to suffer a reverse (in politics or business)
to collapse / to topple over
but on the contrary / but expectedly
to invert
to fall to the ground
to flow backwards / reverse flow
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to overthrow / to knock down / Down with ... !
overwhelming
a handstand / to turn upside down / to stand on one's head / upside down
to resell at a profit / to speculate
to knock down / knocked down
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
to baffle / to confound / to stump
to reflect (producing an inverted image)
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
to fall down
to make an about-turn / to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc / to turn things on their head
to knock down / to knock over / to run over (sb)
barb / bicycle kick, or overhead kick (football)
to faint
to take turns (responsibility) / to replace
to trip / to stumble
to have the advantage overwhelmingly on one side / to support unconditionally
backwards / in reverse / upside down
(coll.) poor devil / unfortunate man
to gasp (in surprise, dismay, fright etc)
to be more of a hindrance than a help
to lose money instead of being paid (i.e. sb should pay me, but is actually taking my money)
to pull down / (coll.) to let it go / to drop it
disappointed / frustrated / dejected
to flow backwards (of water, because of flood, tide, wind etc) / reverse flow / to back up (sewage)
to flash back / flashback (in a novel, movie etc)
lit. to topple the mountains and overturn the seas (idiom); earth-shattering / fig. gigantic / of spectacular significance
the north-facing room opposite the master's in a siheyuan 四合院
lit. spirit and soul upside down (idiom); infatuated and head over heels in love / fascinated / captivated
variant of 倒彩
to change sides in a war / turncoat
to kneel down / to sink to one's knees / to grovel
to collapse / to crash down / to fall down in a heap
(of cereal crops) to collapse and lie flat
to be frightened
to change shifts / to work in turns
unrecoverable debt / bad debt / to evade debt
Timber! (lumberjack's warning call)
rewind (media player)
to turn over manure / fig. to offend others by endlessly repeating unpleasant remarks
to overthrow / downfall / to fall from power / to go bankrupt
to knock down / to mow down
to lean unsteadily from side to side (idiom) / to sway / (of buildings etc) to lean at a crazy angle
to lie down / to die
to knock sth over
lit. to invert black and white (idiom); to distort the truth deliberately / to misrepresent the facts / to invert right and wrong
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
barb / barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
cold snap during the spring
to take a fall
to move / to shift / to exchange / to buy and sell / peddling
not to pose a problem for sb / cannot stump sb
to prostrate oneself / to fall on one's knees / to grovel
to slip (lose one's footing)
to overturn / to overthrow / to capsize / to collapse
to go against the tide (idiom); to do things all wrong / to try to turn back history / a perverse way of doing things
saltwater intrusion
to lie down / to drop to the ground
to adjust to a different time zone
lit. overturning seas and rivers (idiom) / fig. overwhelming / earth-shattering / in a spectacular mess
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 marry and live with the bride's family (inverting traditional Chinese expectations)
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to gasp (with amazement or shock etc) / to feel a chill run down one's spine / to have one's hairs stand on end
three-shift system (work rostering)
erhua variant of 倒霉蛋
headstand
to bend with the wind
to ruminate (of cows)
profiteer / wheeler dealer / tradesman who buys low and sell high
Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
lit. to hang upside down / fig. in dire straits

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