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  *倒* | 倒* | *倒
to fall / to collapse / to lie horizontally / to overthrow / to fail / to go bankrupt / to change (trains or buses) / to move around / to resell at a profit
  *倒* | 倒* | *倒
to place upside down / to invert / to pour / to throw out / to move backwards / however / actually / as a matter of fact / contrary to expectation
(of a singer) to lose one's voice / (male opera singer's) voice change (at puberty)
to count down / countdown
reverse order / inverted order
to count backwards (from 10 down to 0) / to count down / from the bottom (lines on a page) / from the back (rows of seats)
inverse number / reciprocal (math.)
to go bankrupt / to close down
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
to change buses, trains etc
to reverse (a vehicle) / to drive backwards
to have bad luck / to be out of luck
to collapse (of building) / to topple over
to fall back / to go in reverse
to collapse / to topple over
to invert
to fall to the ground
to flow backwards / reverse flow
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
a handstand / to turn upside down / to stand on one's head / upside down
to resell at a profit / to speculate
lit. to hang upside down / fig. topsy-turvy and inequitable, e.g. manufacturing and trading costs exceed the sale price (of some goods) / to borrow more than one can ever repay
to reflect (producing an inverted image)
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
to make an about-turn / to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc / to turn things on their head
barb / bicycle kick, or overhead kick (football)
to take turns (responsibility) / to replace
backwards / in reverse / upside down
(coll.) poor devil / unfortunate man
to gasp (in surprise, dismay, fright etc)
to lose money instead of being paid (i.e. sb should pay me, but is actually taking my money)
to flow backwards (of water, because of flood, tide, wind etc) / reverse flow / to back up (sewage)
to flash back / flashback (in a novel, movie etc)
the north-facing room opposite the master's in a siheyuan 四合院
variant of 倒彩
to change sides in a war / turncoat
(of cereal crops) to collapse and lie flat
to change shifts / to work in turns
unrecoverable debt / bad debt / to evade debt
rewind (media player)
to turn over manure / fig. to offend others by endlessly repeating unpleasant remarks
to overthrow / downfall / to fall from power / to go bankrupt
to lie down / to die
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
barb / barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
cold snap during the spring
to move / to shift / to exchange / to buy and sell / peddling
to go against the tide (idiom); to do things all wrong / to try to turn back history / a perverse way of doing things
to adjust to a different time zone
lit. to strike with a muckrake (idiom), cf Pigsy 豬八戒|猪八戒 in Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记; fig. to counterattack / to make bogus accusations (against one's victim)
to marry and live with the bride's family (inverting traditional Chinese expectations)
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to gasp (with amazement or shock etc) / to feel a chill run down one's spine / to have one's hairs stand on end
erhua variant of 倒霉蛋
to ruminate (of cows)
profiteer / wheeler dealer / tradesman who buys low and sell high
lit. to hang upside down / fig. in dire straits
trichiasis (ingrown eyelashes)
to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
to have bad luck
to take turns / to rotate (responsibility)
to pour out one's grievances
rotation of crops
to spoil one's appetite / fig. to get fed up with sth
dead loan / bad debts / to refuse to pay loan
to shift from one hand to the other / to change hands (of merchandise)
to play the market / to speculate (on financial markets) / to profiteer
Taiwan political movement aimed at forcing the resignation of President Chen Shui-bian 陳水扁|陈水扁 in 2006 over corruption allegations
to empty (a bag) / to turn inside out / to turn out
to lie down / to drop dead
to fall dead
to buy and sell at a profit / to speculate
adverse audience reaction: boos and jeers, hissing, catcalls or deliberate applause after a mistake
to fall (from power) / in decline / unlucky
to sustain loss in trade
to reverse a vehicle / to drive backwards
to shift holidays, taking a weekday off
to collapse (of building)
to have smoke billowing from a fireplace or stove (due to a blockage in the chimney)
phase reversal / phase inversion
to transfer grain from a store (e.g. to sun it) / voice breaking (of male opera singer in puberty)
reverse gear
to reverse cause and effect / to put the horse before the cart
lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
instead / on the contrary / contrary (to expectations)
lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
mirror writing / upside down writing
locked in (with the door locked from the outside)
to turn upside down / to upend
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
(med.) to be impotent
to lay down arms
to die out (of livestock)
variant of 倒霉
with one's hands behind one's back
to move (things around) / to buy and sell at a profit (derog.)
to collapse (of building)
jeering / booing / catcalls

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