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  *鼓* | 鼓* | *鼓
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  *鼓* | 鼓* | *鼓
drum / CL: , / to drum / to strike / to rouse / to bulge / to swell
drum kit
gongs and drums / Chinese percussion instruments
Dangu district of Hengyang city 衡陽市|衡阳市, Hunan
Tonggu county in Yichun 宜春, Jiangxi
bronze drum / (Western-style) drum
bass drum
flower drum, a type of double-skinned Chinese drum / folk dance popular in provinces around the middle reaches of the Yangtze / (bicycle wheel) hub
to beat a drum / to play a drum / (fig.) to feel nervous
waist drum / waist-drum dance (Han ethnic group folk dance)
to fiddle with sth / to trade with sth
drum kit (Tw)
with great fanfare
a drum-shaped rattle (used by peddlers or as a toy) / rattle-drum
rotary drum
lit. to reorganize flags and drums (idiom); to regroup after a setback / to prepare for new initiatives / to attempt a comeback
tambourine (musical instrument) / bell and drum
percussion instrument in the form of a bamboo fish (traditionally used by Daoist priests)
bulging / bursting
seething / fuming
lit. to beat the return drum (idiom) / fig. to give up / to turn tail
lit. lay down the flag and still the drums (idiom); fig. to cease / to give in
round and bulging / rotund / protruding
snare drum
lit. morning bell, evening drum, symbolizing monastic practice (idiom); fig. encouragement to study or progress
cajón (musical instrument)
drum marking night watches / night watchman's clapper
percussion instrument in the form of a bamboo fish (traditionally used by Daoist priests)
eardrum / tympanum (of the middle ear) / tympanic membrane
floor tom (drum kit component)
to back sb up / to support sb in an argument / (lit. to beat nearby drum)
drum practice pad (music) / a practice drum (music)
double-ended skin drum with a narrow waist
small drum for marking time
to echo what sb said / to back sb up from the sidelines (in an argument)
tom-tom drum (drum kit component)
opening gong / gong strokes announcing start of opera performance
lit. to beat a gong; fig. to irritate sb / a provocation
cajón (musical instrument)
to advocate / to praise
tom-tom (drum)

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