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  *破* | 破* | *破
broken / damaged / worn out / lousy / rotten / to break, split or cleave / to get rid of / to destroy / to break with / to defeat / to capture (a city etc) / to expose the truth of
to break through / to make a breakthrough / to surmount (an obstacle) / (sports) to break through the opponent's defense
to break / to smash
breakthrough / to overcome an obstacle quickly
to make a breakthrough / to break through / to breach (military)
lit. either the fish dies or the net splits / a life and death struggle (idiom)
to cut open / to rip / to streak across (lightning, meteor etc) / to pierce (scream, searchlight etc)
broken / dilapidated
to investigate (as detective) / to solve (crime) / to uncover (a plot) / to sniff out / to break in and analyze / detective work / to scout
to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc) / to reveal
to puncture / to pierce
(of a rumor etc) to collapse (in the light of facts etc) / to be discredited
to burst
to blow up / to demolish (using explosives) / dynamite / blast
to tear / to rip
to fall and smash into pieces
to expose / to reveal
to break / to shatter
to see through / disillusioned with / to reject (the world of mortals)
to lay bare in a few words / to expose with a word / to point out bluntly
see 看破
to uncover
tear apart
(of a market index etc) to fall below (a given level) / to be injured or damaged as a result of a fall
(of sth sharp) to snag (one's stockings etc)
to penetrate / to see through
(Internet slang) to have a simplistic view of sth (transcription of "too young, too simple" – English words spoken by Jiang Zemin 江澤民|江泽民 in chastizing Hong Kong reporters in 2000)
(of sth sharp) to snag (one's stockings etc)
to read extensively and thoroughly / nonstandard pronunciation of a Chinese character, e.g. the reading [hao4] in 愛好|爱好 rather than the usual [hao3]
to be frightened to death
lit. either the fish dies or the net gets torn (idiom) / fig. it's a life-and-death struggle / it's either him or me
to puncture / to pierce / (fig.) to destroy (the facade concealing an unpleasant reality)
to burst / to split
to wear out (clothes) / to pierce (a membrane etc)
one word says it all (idiom) / to hit the nail on the head / to be pithy and correct
to wake up due to noise
to pierce / to prod through
solid / irrefutable / incontrovertible / indisputable / unbreakable

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