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to encourage
heartening (news) / to boost (morale) / CL: 個|个
to agitate / to arouse / to instigate / to encite
to applaud / to clap
a forced draft (of wind, for smelting metal) / blast (in blast furnace) / bellows / to draw air using bellows
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old variant of
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drum / CL: , / to drum / to strike / to rouse / to bulge / to swell
to summon one's (courage, faith etc) / to puff up (one's cheeks etc) / to bulge / to swell out
flower drum, a type of double-skinned Chinese drum / folk dance popular in provinces around the middle reaches of the Yangtze / (bicycle wheel) hub
bass drum
gongs and drums / Chinese percussion instruments
bulging / bursting
to beat a drum / to play a drum / (fig.) to feel nervous
Drumtower city district (various) / Gulou district of Nanjing City 南京市, Jiangsu / Gulou or Drumtower district of Fuzhou city 福州市, Fujian
a drum tower / Drum Tower, historic attraction in Xian, Beijing etc
drum kit
Gulangyu, scenic island off Xiamen 廈門|厦门
to summon one's courage
sound of a drum / drumbeat
bellows / ventilator / air blower
drum beat / rhythm
opera form popular along Changjiang
waist drum / waist-drum dance (Han ethnic group folk dance)
Dangu district of Hengyang city 衡陽市|衡阳市, Hunan
elated and excited (idiom); overjoyed
a drum-shaped rattle (used by peddlers or as a toy) / rattle-drum
to puff up / to swell up / to inflate / to blow air into sth / (fig.) to encourage / to support
in a spurt of energy
Tonggu county in Yichun 宜春, Jiangxi
bronze drum / (Western-style) drum
Dangu district of Hengyang city 衡陽市|衡阳市, Hunan
round and bulging / rotund / protruding
to agitate for / to enthusiastically promote
seething / fuming
Tonggu county in Yichun 宜春, Jiangxi
lit. morning bell, evening drum, symbolizing monastic practice (idiom); fig. encouragement to study or progress
percussion instrument in the form of a bamboo fish (traditionally used by Daoist priests)
drum practice pad (music) / a practice drum (music)
to summon one's courage
to swell / tympanites
lit. lay down the flag and still the drums (idiom); fig. to cease / to give in
tambourine (musical instrument) / bell and drum
tom-tom drum (drum kit component)
lit. to reorganize flags and drums (idiom); to regroup after a setback / to prepare for new initiatives / to attempt a comeback
with great fanfare
lit. evening drum, morning bell (idiom); fig. Buddhist monastic practice / the passage of time in a disciplined existence
lit. to beat the return drum (idiom) / fig. to give up / to turn tail
beat the drum, pass the flower (game in which players sit in a circle passing a flower around while a drum is beaten – when the drumbeat stops, the player holding the flower must sing a song, answer a question, or drink a glass of wine etc)
lit. kept inside a drum (idiom) / fig. completely in the dark
rotary drum
drum kit (Tw)
percussion instrument in the form of a bamboo fish (traditionally used by Daoist priests)
cajón (musical instrument)
see 箱鼓
a blast furnace (in modern times) / a draft assisted furnace for smelting metals
tympanic cavity (of the middle ear)
eardrum / tympanum (of the middle ear) / tympanic membrane
Gushan or Kushan district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
eardrum / tympanum (of the middle ear) / tympanic membrane
early form of Chinese characters inscribed in stone, a precursor of the small seal 小篆
Chinese percussion fixed pattern / percussion rhythm
full and bulging (of a pocket, pouch etc)
protruding eyes
drum marking night watches / night watchman's clapper
Eustachian tube (linking the pharynx to the tympanic cavity 鼓室 of the middle ear) / auditory tube
(old) musicians at a wedding cortege or funeral procession / (fig.) trumpeter of sb's praises / booster
to back sb up / to support sb in an argument / (lit. to beat nearby drum)
double-ended skin drum with a narrow waist
snare drum
Gushan or Kushan district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
floor tom (drum kit component)
to echo what sb said / to back sb up from the sidelines (in an argument)
lit. gong facing gong, drum opposite drum (idiom) / fig. to come together to thrash out the issue face to face
to wag one's tongue / to speak glibly
to fiddle with sth / to trade with sth
hydraulic bellows / water-driven ventilation (for metal smelting furnace)
small drum for marking time
discouraging / disheartening
to tinker with / to incite
to beat the drum and sound the gong (idiom); fig. to order an advance or retreat / to egg people on or to call them back
beginning-school ceremony (old usage) / classical learning
lit. the hammer fits the drum (idiom); appropriate relation between the different parts / closely interrelated
drumming to make apricots flower, cf joke by Tang Emperor Xuanzhong 唐玄宗, playing the drum in apricot blossom
opening gong / gong strokes announcing start of opera performance
to raise a storm / to stir up trouble / to instigate
tom-tom (drum)
lit. to tune one's zither then play it; fig. to live by the consequences of one's actions / to make one's bed then lie on it
to advocate / to praise
lit. to beat a gong; fig. to irritate sb / a provocation
not well coordinated (idiom)
to understand the unspoken implications (idiom)
drum beat / rhythm
to beat the drum and sound the gong (idiom); fig. to order an advance or retreat / to egg people on or to call them back
lit. two armies have equivalent banners and drums (idiom); fig. evenly matched / roughly comparable (opponents)
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