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to target / to focus on / to be aimed at or against / in response to
policy / guidelines / CL: 個|个
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needle / pin / injection / stitch / CL: ,
  *针* | 针* | *针
variant of 針|针, needle
focus / direction / purpose / relevance
knitting / knitted garment
pointer on a gauge / clock hand / cursor / (computing) pointer
acupuncture and moxibustion / to give or have acupuncture and moxibustion
enoki mushroom (Flammulina velutipes, Japanese えのき enokitake), used in cuisines of Japan, Korea and China, cultivated to be long, thin and white / abbr. to 金菇
hand of a clock / hour hand
to oppose each other with equal harshness (idiom); tit for tat / measure for measure
anticlockwise / counterclockwise
to give or have an injection
to prick with a needle / to treat by acupuncture
needle used in embroidery or sewing / acupuncture needle / orange day-lily (Hemerocallis fulva)
minute hand (of a clock)
crochet hook / crochet needle
lit. to draw blood on the first prick (idiom) / fig. to hit the nail on the head
lightning rod
needle and thread / needlework
silver needle (fine needle used in acupuncture)
general policy / overall guidelines
saury fish (family Scomberesocidae)
pin / safety pin / clip / brooch / CL:
a stitch / surgical stitches
needle-leaved (tree)
immunization injection / fig. forewarning / heads-up / preventive measure
fluid loaded into a syringe for a hypodermic injection
second hand (of a clock)
paper clip
heart-strengthening shot / fig. a shot in the arm
to critique / to voice concerns about / ancient form of acupuncture using sharp stones as needles
needle / hypodermic needle
major policy of the national government
(on) pins and needles / uncomfortable situation / on tenterhooks
another name for 金箍棒 / (fig.) stabilizing force
eye of a needle / pinprick / pinhole
(medicine) sty
auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture)
lit. to see a gap and stick in a needle (idiom); fig. to make use of every second and every inch
lit. to thread a needle (idiom); fig. to act as a go-between
to put sb on an intravenous drip
to inject poison
to give or have an acupuncture treatment
paper clip
hand of a clock
day lily (Hemerocallis), used in Chinese medicine and cuisine
lit. to fish a needle from the sea / to find a needle in a haystack (idiom)
needle-leaved forest
jet injector
lit. as if sitting on pins and needles / fig. to be in an uncomfortable situation
needlework / sewing
sharply opposed to each other, with neither prepared to give an inch (idiom)
knitting needle
needle and thread / sewing implements / needlework / (fig.) unimportant thing
to do needlework
sewing needle
the eight-character slogan for the economic policy proposed by 李富春 in 1961: 調整鞏固充實提高|调整巩固充实提高 "adjust, consolidate, enrich and improve" / a policy expressed as an eight-character slogan
If you work at it hard enough, you can grind an iron bar into a needle. / cf idiom 磨杵成針|磨杵成针, to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task / to study diligently
the eye of a needle
spicule (in biology) / bone needle (in archaeology)
staple / also written 訂書針|订书针
firing pin
acupuncture needle
to faint during acupuncture or injection
to leave an inserted needle in place for a period of time (acupuncture)
orange day-lily (Hemerocallis fulva)
flying needle and running seam (idiom); skillful needlework
lit. a needle concealed in silk floss (idiom) / fig. ruthless character behind a gentle appearance / a wolf in sheep's clothing / an iron fist in a velvet glove
paper clip
stylus (gramophone needle)
acupuncture anesthesia
acupuncture anesthesia
to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task / to study diligently
needlework / working for a living as a needleworker
pinhole camera (for espionage, voyeurism etc)
needle-leaved plant (e.g. pine tree)
(bird species of China) northern pintail (Anas acuta)

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