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to be defeated / to lose / to fail (e.g. experiments) / failure / defeat / CL:
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corruption / to corrupt / to rot / rotten
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to ruin / to corrupt / to undermine
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success or failure
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to defeat / to damage / to lose (to an opponent) / to fail / to wither
to defeat / to overpower / to beat / to be defeated
to defeat / to crush (in battle) / beaten / ruined / destroyed / in decline
to defeat / to beat
lost battle / defeat
to be utterly defeated / to be routed
to defeat / to inflict a defeat on sb
flustered and exasperated / utterly discomfited
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
to suffer a defeat / to fail / to fall behind
to retreat in defeat
to suffer a crushing defeat
to thwart / to foil (sb's plans) / a setback / a failure / a defeat
to lose a war
invincible position
(of a plot etc) to fall through and stand exposed
to decline / to wane / to decay / to deteriorate
scum of a community / degenerate
to lose one's standing / to have one's reputation swept away / a complete defeat and fall from grace
to be utterly defeated; to be routed
lit. defeated, the ground blanketed with bodies (idiom) / fig. to suffer a crushing defeat
to lose a lawsuit
Dugu Qiubai, a fictional character appearing in 金庸 novels
(literary) to be routed (in a war) / to suffer defeat (in sports etc)
to be defeated and dispersed
lost game / losing battle
to turn defeat into victory (idiom); to turn the tide
broken flower, withered willow (idiom); fig. fallen woman
Failure is the mother of success.
(of status or wealth) to decline / (of buildings etc) to become dilapidated / run-down / (of plants) to wilt
victory or defeat / result
a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting / a faulty expression in writing
to run away (in defeat)
unable to accomplish anything but liable to spoil everything (idiom) / unable to do anything right / never make, but always mar
lit. success and failure, the gains and losses (idiom) / fig. to weigh up various factors
(TCM) to relieve inflamation and internal heat / to detoxify
to fail within sight of success (idiom); last-minute failure / to fall at the last hurdle / snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
ruined army, defeated general (idiom); scattered remnants
to decay / to decline / to become corrupt
offending public morals (idiom)
(milk) to turn sour / (meat, fish) to go off
disappointed
to be defeated on the battlefield / to be beaten in a contest
lit. an arrogant army is bound to lose (idiom) / fig. pride goes before a fall
ruined / broken down / shabby
dilapidated / in ruins
to turn defeat into victory (idiom); snatching victory from the jaws of defeat
to ruin / corrupt
gilded exterior, shabby and ruined on the inside (idiom)
succeed or fail, sharp or blunt (idiom); advantages and disadvantages / success and failure / You win some, you lose some.
to sit and await success or failure (idiom); to wait to see the outcome of a fight before taking sides / to sit on the fence
consecutive defeats / to lose several times in a row
to lose a war / fig. the loser (in a competition or election)
to squander one's fortune / to dissipate one's wealth
defeated / routed / crushed
to suffer defeat in every battle (idiom)
to wither and fall
septicaemia
spoil one's appetite
evil conduct
lit. raised up by Xiao He, cast down by Xiao He (idiom), alluding to Han Xin 韓信|韩信 being made Grand General 大將軍|大将军 / fig. a situation where one's success and failure are both due to the same factor
relieve inflammation or internal heat
to not be able to distinguish who's winning
to succeed through failure / to achieve one's final aim despite apparent setback
to collapse (of building)
troops in defeat like a landslide (idiom); a beaten army in total collapse
no arrogance in victory, no despair in defeat
the winners become princes and marquises; the losers are vilified as bandits (idiom) / history is written by the victors
to oppose corruption / anti-graft (measures, policy etc)
defeatism
loser
(sports) to be trounced (by an opponent) / crushing defeat
to keep on fighting despite continual setbacks (idiom)
utter failure
lit. called a king if successful, called a bandit if defeated (idiom) / fig. losers are always in the wrong
win or lose, it all ends here / this is the moment to shine
to judge people based on their success or failure (idiom)
The army is completely routed. (idiom)
return of the prodigal son
spendthrift; wastrel; prodigal
broken flower, withered willow (idiom); fig. fallen woman
perishable
lit. walls reduced to rubble (idiom) / fig. scene of devastation / ruins
Anhui faction of Northern Warlords (1912-c. 1920), led by Duan Qirui 段祺瑞 with Japanese support
crushed / utterly defeated
to retreat again and again in defeat / to suffer defeat after defeat
the crime of corruption
to fail at every step of the way (idiom)
corruption
vice / immorality / moral turpitude
gilded exterior, shabby and ruined on the inside (idiom)

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