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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])
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variant of
tasty / delicious
snack / refreshments / CL:
to suffer losses / to come to grief / to lose out / to get the worst of it / to be at a disadvantage / unfortunately
to entail strenuous effort / to toil at a task / strenuous / laborious / strain
to be fond of eating / to be gluttonous
to feel jealous
to have a meal / to eat / to make a living
(video games) PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) / battle royale game / last-man-standing game / to play PUBG (or similar game) / to win at PUBG (or similar game)
chowhound / foodie / a good-for-nothing
to eat up / to consume
to start eating
(coll.) food
way of eating / how something is eaten / how a dish is prepared / the way a dish is to be cooked
to eat and drink / food and drink
to eat one's fill
gluttonous / voracious
(onom.) sound of muffled laughter (chuckling, tittering etc) / sound of stammering
to stammer / to stutter / also pr. [kou3 ji2]
mukbang, genre of online broadcast consisting of the host eating food while interacting with their audience
to eat on the sly / to pilfer food / to be unfaithful
hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
to take medicine
to be startled / to be shocked / to be amazed
to have a surprise (idiom); shocked or startled / gobsmacked
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)
popular / in demand / well regarded
to be a vegetarian
to bear hardships
food and lodging / to stay (at some place) and eat meals (there)
to provide full board
to live off a woman
to be unable to tolerate or endure / to find sth difficult to manage
to suck the breast (for milk)
food and clothing
(of food) to absorb oil / (of a vehicle) to guzzle fuel
(neologism c. 2015) (slang) (used jokingly) to live on dirt (typically because one has spent all one's money on consumer items)
to get sick because of bad food
in short supply / dire / tense / critical / hard-pressed / important
to live frugally / to economize on food and clothing / to scrimp and save
to eat without paying / to eat for free
to finish eating
to cost one dearly / to end disastrously / to pay bitterly
happy to partake but not prepared to do any work (idiom) / all take and no give
to rival sb for the affection of a man or woman / to be jealous of a rival in a love affair
to graze / to eat grass
(of a villain) to do the dirty on another villain
dinner invitations, grabbing, obstructing and demanding bribes / all kinds of abuse of power
lit. eats soft food, but refuses hard food (idiom) / amenable to coaxing but not coercion
to ask for trouble (idiom) / to make a rod for one's own back
unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
to eat (of bird or animal) / to feed
food / edibles
Enjoy your meal! / Bon appetit!
(lit.) to have taken the wrong medicine / (fig.) (of one's behavior etc) different than usual / abnormal
unmoved by force or persuasion
lit. an old cow eats young grass (idiom) / fig. a May-December relationship / a romance where the man is significantly older than the woman
all-you-can-eat (buffet) (Tw)
to make the most of one's youthfulness in one's choice of employment (e.g. modeling)
to go dining, wining, whoring and gambling / to lead a life of dissipation
to gorge oneself / to pig out
"meals prepared at separate stoves", slogan of the program of fiscal decentralization that began in the 1980s in the PRC
to shock / to amaze
to refuse a toast only to be forced to drink a forfeit / fig. to hesitate to do sth until forced to do even more
susceptible to force but not persuasion
lit. a good horse doesn't turn around and graze the same patch again (idiom) / fig. once you've moved on, don't go back again (romantic relationship, job etc) / leave the past behind
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 gobble up / to gorge oneself on (food)
arduous and thankless task (idiom); strenuous and unrewarding
Pac-Man (computer game)
having nothing better to do
not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
(coll.) (Tw) to get sacked / to be fired
to suffer / to suffer for one's actions / to pay dearly / to burn one's fingers
lit. to want to get fat with only one mouthful (proverb) / fig. to try to achieve one's goal in the shortest time possible / to be impatient for success
to eat and drink as much as one likes / to make a pig of oneself
all one's strength
to be jealous / to envy
Fall into the moat and you'll be wiser next time (idiom); One only learns from one's mistakes.
ruthless / vicious and greedy
table manners
to devour
to take liberties with (a woman) / to tease with sexual innuendo / to sexually harass / to take advantage of sb
to embezzle by adding to the payroll employees existing in name only
to eat, drink, shit, piss, and sleep / (fig.) the ordinary daily routine
(coll.) to be incompetent / useless / good-for-nothing
to dine and dash / to leave without paying
drinking water / to obtain water (for daily needs) / to absorb water / draft (of ship)
to be popular / to be getting on well / much in demand
one cannot achieve glory and wealth without having been through trials and tribulations (proverb) / no pain, no gain
to bring trouble on oneself
hasty men don't get to eat hot tofu (idiom) / one just has to be patient / haste will ruin everything
to be a guest at a dinner party / to be wined and dined (as a bribe)
to freeload
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
to abstain from eating meat / to be a vegetarian
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