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  *吃* | 吃* | *吃
to eat / to consume / to eat at (a cafeteria etc) / to eradicate / to destroy / to absorb / to suffer / to stammer (Taiwan pr. for this sense is [ji2])
  *吃* | 吃* | *吃
variant of
tasty / delicious
to be fond of eating / to be gluttonous
snack / refreshments / CL:
to have a meal / to eat / to make a living
chowhound / foodie / a good-for-nothing
to eat one's fill
to feel jealous
to suffer losses / to come to grief / to lose out / to get the worst of it / to be at a disadvantage / unfortunately
gluttonous / voracious
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
to take medicine
to eat up / to consume
food and lodging / to stay (at some place) and eat meals (there)
to eat and drink / food and drink
way of eating / how something is eaten / how a dish is prepared / the way a dish is to be cooked
to be startled / to be shocked / to be amazed
to suck the breast (for milk)
hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)
to bear hardships
to eat on the sly / to pilfer food / to be unfaithful
to be a vegetarian
to entail strenuous effort / to toil at a task / strenuous / laborious / strain
popular / in demand / well regarded
to finish eating
to start eating
peanut gallery (esp. in online forums) / onlookers who are interested in the spectacle but don't have anything knowledgeable to say about it / (neologism c. 2016)
to stammer / to stutter / also pr. [kou3 ji2]
to have a surprise (idiom); shocked or startled / gobsmacked
to be unable to tolerate or endure / to find sth difficult to manage
drinking water / to obtain water (for daily needs) / to absorb water / draft (of ship)
to gorge oneself / to pig out
to live off a woman
Pac-Man (computer game)
all-you-can-eat (buffet) (Tw)
to eat (of bird or animal) / to feed
food / edibles
food and clothing
susceptible to force but not persuasion
to make the most of one's youthfulness in one's choice of employment (e.g. modeling)
in short supply / dire / tense / critical / hard-pressed / important
"meals prepared at separate stoves", slogan of the program of fiscal decentralization that began in the 1980s in the PRC
lit. eats soft food, but refuses hard food (idiom) / amenable to coaxing but not coercion
to plunder the homes of the wealthy for food (in times of famine) / (of sb who has no income) to rely on others / to demand a "contribution" or "loan" from a business or wealthy individual
to dine and dash / to leave without paying
lit. joint eaters / a restaurant social gathering, esp. organized online among strangers
to live frugally / to economize on food and clothing / to scrimp and save
to embezzle by adding to the payroll employees existing in name only
to eat without paying / to eat for free
(of a villain) to do the dirty on another villain
to shock / to amaze
(fig.) to score 0 (on a test, in competition etc)
eating comes first, then comes everything else (idiom) (Tw)
to eat tofu / to flirt / to tease
(lit.) to have swallowed gunpowder / (fig.) to be ablaze with anger / ornery / snappy
happy to partake but not prepared to do any work (idiom) / all take and no give
unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
to go dining, wining, whoring and gambling / to lead a life of dissipation
dinner invitations, grabbing, obstructing and demanding bribes / all kinds of abuse of power
to eat and drink as much as one likes / to make a pig of oneself
to cost one dearly / to end disastrously / to pay bitterly
to rival sb for the affection of a man or woman / to be jealous of a rival in a love affair
not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
(fig.) to regret (doing sth)
Fall into the moat and you'll be wiser next time (idiom); One only learns from one's mistakes.
having nothing better to do
to eat indiscriminately
to feel reassured
to get sick because of bad food
table manners
lit. if you can't eat it all, you'll have to take it home (idiom) / fig. you'll have to take the consequences
to be a guest at a dinner party / to be wined and dined (as a bribe)
Enjoy your meal! / Bon appetit!
to ask for trouble (idiom) / to make a rod for one's own back
to suffer / to suffer for one's actions / to pay dearly / to burn one's fingers
to be popular / to be getting on well / much in demand
to refuse a toast only to be forced to drink a forfeit / fig. to hesitate to do sth until forced to do even more
ruthless / vicious and greedy
to do prison time (Tw)
to be refused entrance (idiom) / to find the door closed
arduous and thankless task (idiom); strenuous and unrewarding
to abstain from eating meat / to be a vegetarian
lit. an old cow eats young grass (idiom) / fig. a May-December relationship / a romance where the man is significantly older than the woman
to be able to endure (exertion, fatigue etc) / to be able to afford
(of an actor, announcer etc) to stumble over words (Tw)
lit. a good horse doesn't come back to the same pasture (idiom) / fig. one should not go back to one's past experiences (of love, job etc)
hasty men don't get to eat hot tofu (idiom) / one just has to be patient / haste will ruin everything
lit. the toad wants to eat swan meat (idiom) / fig. to try to punch above one's weight
(lit.) to have taken the wrong medicine / (fig.) (of one's behavior etc) different than usual / abnormal
(of food) to absorb oil / (of a vehicle) to guzzle fuel
to devour
glutton / chowhound
all one's strength
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
to be taken advantage of
no choice but to suffer in silence (idiom) / also written 啞巴吃黃蓮|哑巴吃黄莲 / (often precedes 有苦說不出|有苦说不出)

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