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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])
HSK 1
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *吃* | 吃* | *吃
variant of
HSK 1
to have a meal / to eat / to make a living
tasty / delicious
HSK 2
to be fond of eating / to be gluttonous
snack / refreshments / CL:
HSK 4
(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 feel jealous
hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)
to eat up / to consume
to take medicine
way of eating / how something is eaten / how a dish is prepared / the way a dish is to be cooked
gluttonous / voracious
to provide full board
to eat one's fill
to be startled / to be shocked / to be amazed
snack bar / lunch room / CL:
to eat and drink / food and drink
to suffer losses / to come to grief / to lose out / to get the worst of it / to be at a disadvantage / unfortunately
HSK 5
to bear hardships
to eat on the sly / to pilfer food / to be unfaithful
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
(onom.) sound of muffled laughter (chuckling, tittering etc) / sound of stammering
to entail strenuous effort / to toil at a task / strenuous / laborious / strain
HSK 6
to finish eating
to stammer / to stutter / also pr. [kou3 ji2]
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)
mukbang, genre of online broadcast consisting of the host eating food while interacting with their audience
food and lodging / to stay (at some place) and eat meals (there)
to be a vegetarian
to have a surprise (idiom); shocked or startled / gobsmacked
popular / in demand / well regarded
unpalatable
to suck the breast (for milk)
"meals prepared at separate stoves", slogan of the program of fiscal decentralization that began in the 1980s in the PRC
exploitative / oppressive
to start eating
to be unable to tolerate or endure / to find sth difficult to manage
to eat (of bird or animal) / to feed
food / edibles
to live off a woman
Pac-Man (computer game)
food and clothing
(neologism c. 2015) (slang) (used jokingly) to live on dirt (typically because one has spent all one's money on consumer items)
dinner invitations, grabbing, obstructing and demanding bribes / all kinds of abuse of power
to eat tofu / to flirt / to tease
to gorge oneself / to pig out
to shock / to amaze
table manners
happy to partake but not prepared to do any work (idiom) / all take and no give
to eat without paying / to eat for free
to freeload for food
to live frugally / to economize on food and clothing / to scrimp and save
all-you-can-eat (buffet) (Tw)
to eat and drink as much as one likes / to make a pig of oneself
in short supply / dire / tense / critical / hard-pressed / important
to rival sb for the affection of a man or woman / to be jealous of a rival in a love affair
drinking water / to obtain water (for daily needs) / to absorb water / draft (of ship)
edible
susceptible to force but not persuasion
unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
(of a villain) to do the dirty on another villain
to cost one dearly / to end disastrously / to pay bitterly
not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
(of food) to absorb oil / (of a vehicle) to guzzle fuel
to get sick because of bad food
to embezzle by adding to the payroll employees existing in name only
to dine and dash / to leave without paying
to stuff oneself with food
Fall into the moat and you'll be wiser next time (idiom); One only learns from one's mistakes.
to eat indiscriminately
to make the most of one's youthfulness in one's choice of employment (e.g. modeling)
Enjoy your meal! / Bon appetit!
(coll.) snack food
lit. eyeing what's in the pot as one eats from one's bowl (idiom) / not content with what one already has / (of men, typically) to have the wandering eye
to go dining, wining, whoring and gambling / to lead a life of dissipation
lit. eats soft food, but refuses hard food (idiom) / amenable to coaxing but not coercion
arduous and thankless task (idiom); strenuous and unrewarding
to refuse a toast only to be forced to drink a forfeit / fig. to hesitate to do sth until forced to do even more
to ask for trouble (idiom) / to make a rod for one's own back
to be a guest at a dinner party / to be wined and dined (as a bribe)
having nothing better to do
one cannot achieve glory and wealth without having been through trials and tribulations (proverb) / no pain, no gain
to devour
to cadge a meal
(of an actor, announcer etc) to stumble over words (Tw)
(lit.) to have taken the wrong medicine / (fig.) (of one's behavior etc) different than usual / abnormal
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 popular / to be getting on well / much in demand
hasty men don't get to eat hot tofu (idiom) / one just has to be patient / haste will ruin everything
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 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 feel reassured
to be forced to suffer in silence / unable to speak of one's bitter suffering
all one's strength
lit. to eat delicious food and drink hard liquor (idiom) / fig. to live well
to face legal action / to get sued

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