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foodstuff / cereals / CL: 種|种
between-meal nibbles / snacks
food and drink / diet
vegetables / vegetarian food
to neglect sleep and forget about food (idiom) / to skip one's sleep and meals / to be completely wrapped up in one's work
culinary delicacy / fine food / gourmet food
  *食* | 食* | *食
to eat / food / animal feed / eclipse
  *食* | 食* | *食
to feed (a person or animal)
to take a meal / to eat
to feed
food made from wheat flour, such as noodles, dumplings, buns etc
cooked food / prepared food / deli food
instant (food)
food / meals
to devour
dessert / sweet
omnivorous (zoolog.) / snacks / a varied diet
main food / staple (rice and noodles)
to forage / to hunt for food / to scavenge / fig. to make a living
to be picky about food
to suck / to take in
fast food (Tw)
to save food / to go on a diet
to fast / to abstain from eating / to forbid the eating of (certain foods) / a fast
to prey on / to catch and feed on / to hunt for food
cold food (i.e. to abstain from cooked food for 3 days around the Qingming festival 清明節|清明节) / the Qingming festival
food / meal
to eat and drink unreasonably
non-staple food / CL: 種|种
greedy / glutton
to eat (of bird or animal) / to feed
food / edibles
to nibble away at (as silkworm consume leaves) / fig. to embezzle progressively
having ample food and clothing (idiom); well fed and clothed
clothes and food
solar eclipse
light meal / snack
lit. the weak are prey to the strong (idiom); fig. predatory behavior / the law of the jungle
to prey on / predation / predatory
to go on a hunger strike
to take (medication, vitamins etc)
total lunar eclipse
total eclipse
to consume
hot food
total eclipse of the sun
to eat too much / to binge
partial to (some kinds of food, usu. unhealthy) / having likes and dislikes / partial eclipse
to make a living / to strive to earn a living
lunar eclipse / eclipse of the moon
(of food) to retain in stomach due to indigestion (TCM)
(of a bird) to peck at food
vegetarian meal / vegetarian diet
brocade garments, jade meals (idiom); a life of luxury / extravagance
to save on food and clothing (idiom); to live frugally
when hungry, you can't pick what you eat (idiom); beggars can't be choosers / When matters are urgent, don't spend time choosing alternatives.
ketogenic diet
lit. not eating for fear of choking (idiom); fig. to cut off one's nose to spite one's face / to avoid sth essential because of a slight risk
set meal (esp. in a Japanese restaurant)
to be picky (food)
to forage / to gather for eating / to pick and eat
food and drink
vegan / vegan food
(of food) to retain in stomach due to indigestion (TCM)
an annular eclipse of the sun
short of food and clothing / destitute
extravagant lifestyle
like a hungry tiger pouncing on its prey
partial eclipse of the moon
to eat without paying / to freeload
extravagant food
so dedicated as to forget one's meals (idiom)
to beg for food
to earn one's living (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 謀生|谋生
to dress before light and not eat before dark (idiom) / diligently attending to official matters
to economize on clothes and food / to scrimp and save (idiom)
lit. to have only nine meals in thirty days (idiom) / fig. (of a family) on the brink of starvation / in dire straits
eclipsis (of the moon or sun)
lit. not to have breakfast until the enemy is destroyed / anxious to do battle (idiom)
official pay
to neglect sleep and food
to aid digestion
(old) monthly salary of an official
to go in search of food (of animals) / to take medicine for indigestion or gastro-intestinal upsets
to harvest hurriedly before rain comes
drunken gluttony (idiom); eating and drinking to excess
Japanese cuisine
to give food (as a charity) / "feeding the hungry ghosts" (Buddhist ceremony)
to beg while playing the xiao (mouth organ) / cf Wu Zixu 伍子胥, destitute refugee from Chu , busked in Wu town c. 520 BC, then became a powerful politician
partial eclipse of the sun

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