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firecrackers / string of small firecrackers / CL:
  *炮* | 炮* | *炮
to sauté / to fry / to dry by heating
  *炮* | 炮* | *炮
to prepare herbal medicine by roasting or parching (in a pan)
  *炮* | 炮* | *炮
cannon / CL: / firecracker
  *炮* | 炮* | *炮
variant of
big gun / cannon / artillery / one who talks big / trad. form 大炮 also used / CL: 門|门,
cannon / gun / artillery
cannon / gun / artillery
lit. firing after the horse / fig. belated action / giving advice in hindsight
lit. firing after the horse / fig. belated action / giving advice in hindsight
(Northeastern dialect) simple-minded person
gun salute (e.g. 21-gun salute) / salvo
(Internet slang) to mouth off / to shoot one's mouth off / sb who does that
water cannon
(coll.) piece of light artillery such as a mortar / (fig.) person who speaks boldly and frankly / hot hatch (car) / (also used figuratively with various meanings in other contexts)
heavy artillery
to open fire with artillery / to set off firecrackers / to make one's stage debut / (slang) to have sex / to masturbate
to set off firecrackers
rocket artillery
mortar (weapon)
(slang) to hook up for a one night stand / booty call
to open fire
anti-aircraft gun
machine cannon / machine-gun cannon
(fig.) opening shot
camera (jocular)
bird shotgun replaced by cannon (idiom); equipment improved enormously
cannon (loanword)
(slang) effeminate man / sissy / effeminate
catapult / ballista (siege catapult firing stone blocks)
cannon used for signaling / signaling shot
to set off fire crackers
barrage of gunfire (often used as a metaphor for rapid speech)
to talk big / to shoot one's mouth off
a short-barreled mortar / an ancient catapult
field artillery
recoilless rifle
to fire a salvo / broadside / cannonade
to fire after the horse has bolted (idiom); to act too late to be effective
Western (or Western-style) cannon of the Ming era
firecrackers set off at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day (a Chinese tradition)
curved-fire gun (mortar, howitzer etc)
(slang) to have sex outdoors or in a public place
to butt in / to interfere / to make things difficult
(idiom) flustered / confused
(lit.) to fire blank shots / (fig.) to be all talk and no action / to shoot one's mouth off / to make empty promises

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