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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *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
to have bad luck / to be out of luck
HSK 5
to fall down / to slip and fall / to throw sb to the ground
HSK 5
to turn upside down / to reverse / back to front / confused / deranged / crazy
HSK 6
to go bankrupt / to close down
HSK 6
to count down / countdown
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 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.)
reverse order / inverted order
to push over / to overthrow
to topple over / to greatly admire
to dump / to pour / to empty out
to fall back / to go in reverse
to knock down / knocked down
to collapse / to topple over
to faint / to swoon / to black out / to become unconscious
but on the contrary / but expectedly
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to tumble / to fall / fig. to suffer a reverse (in politics or business)
to collapse (of building) / to topple over
to trip / to stumble
to baffle / to confound / to stump
backwards / in reverse / upside down
to overthrow / to knock down / Down with ... !
to overwhelm / to overpower / overwhelming
a handstand / to turn upside down / to stand on one's head / upside down
to fall down
to flow backwards / reverse flow
Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
to resell at a profit / to speculate
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 fall to the ground
to reflect (producing an inverted image)
to knock down / to mow down
overwhelming
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
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
to knock sth over
to knock down / to knock over / to run over (sb)
to faint
to interrogate, leaving sb speechless
to invert
to overthrow / downfall / to fall from power / to go bankrupt
to kneel down / to sink to one's knees / to grovel
to make an about-turn / to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc / to turn things on their head
to have the advantage overwhelmingly on one side / to support unconditionally
to invert right and wrong
to spoil one's appetite / fig. to get fed up with sth
trichiasis (ingrown eyelashes)
to lean unsteadily from side to side (idiom) / to sway / (of buildings etc) to lean at a crazy angle
to pour out one's grievances
lit. spirit and soul upside down (idiom); infatuated and head over heels in love / fascinated / captivated
to fall dead
to flash back / flashback (in a novel, movie etc)
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
to flow backwards (of water, because of flood, tide, wind etc) / reverse flow / to back up (sewage)
to go against the tide (idiom); to do things all wrong / to try to turn back history / a perverse way of doing things
to shift from one hand to the other / to change hands (of merchandise)
barb / bicycle kick, or overhead kick (football)
not to pose a problem for sb / cannot stump sb
to lie down / to drop dead
to change shifts / to work in turns
to change sides in a war / turncoat
(coll.) a profiteer / (business) wheeler-dealer
to be frightened
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)
disappointed / frustrated / dejected
lit. to topple the mountains and overturn the seas (idiom); earth-shattering / fig. gigantic / of spectacular significance
(coll.) poor devil / unfortunate man
barb / barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
rewind (media player)
lit. to move mountains and drain seas / to transform nature
to pour beans out of a bamboo tube / (fig.) to come clean / to make a clean breast of things
lit. when a wall is about to collapse, everybody gives it a shove (idiom) / fig. everybody hits a man who is 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
speculation and profiteering (idiom); buying and selling on speculation
to move / to shift / to exchange / to buy and sell / peddling
to play the market / to speculate (on financial markets) / to profiteer
(of cereal crops) to collapse and lie flat
to fall (from power) / in decline / unlucky
to overturn / to overthrow / to capsize / to collapse
lit. overturning seas and rivers (idiom) / fig. overwhelming / earth-shattering / in a spectacular mess
lit. to hang upside down / fig. in dire straits
to take a fall
to sustain loss in trade
to prostrate oneself / to fall on one's knees / to grovel
to lie down / to drop to the ground
three-shift system (work rostering)
to overturn trunks and boxes / to make a thorough search (idiom)
to lie down / to die
to slip (lose one's footing)
confused / disorderly / incoherent
to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
cold snap during the spring

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