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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
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to place upside down / to invert / to pour / to throw out / to move backwards / however / actually / as a matter of fact / contrary to expectation
HSK 4
to have bad luck / to be out of luck
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to go bankrupt / to close down
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to count down / countdown
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
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.)
reverse order / inverted order
to change buses, trains etc
to reverse (a vehicle) / to drive backwards
to collapse / to topple over
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to collapse (of building) / to topple over
a handstand / to turn upside down / to stand on one's head / upside down
to fall back / to go in reverse
to flow backwards / reverse flow
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 fall to the ground
to lose money instead of being paid (i.e. sb should pay me, but is actually taking my money)
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
to reflect (producing an inverted image)
to invert
to overthrow / downfall / to fall from power / to go bankrupt
to make an about-turn / to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc / to turn things on their head
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 pour out one's grievances
to flash back / flashback (in a novel, movie etc)
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
barb / bicycle kick, or overhead kick (football)
to change shifts / to work in turns
to change sides in a war / turncoat
(coll.) a profiteer / (business) wheeler-dealer
(coll.) poor devil / unfortunate man
barb / barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
to turn upside down / to upend
backwards / in reverse / 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
to move / to shift / to exchange / to buy and sell / peddling
(of cereal crops) to collapse and lie flat
phase reversal / phase inversion
rewind (media player)
lit. to hang upside down / fig. in dire straits
to flow backwards (of water, because of flood, tide, wind etc) / reverse flow / to back up (sewage)
to lie down / to die
to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
cold snap during the spring
to die out (of livestock)
to take turns / to rotate (responsibility)
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
to marry and live with the bride's family (inverting traditional Chinese expectations)
to have bad luck
to reverse a vehicle / to drive backwards
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
dead loan / bad debts / to refuse to pay loan
to spoil one's appetite / fig. to get fed up with sth
to shift from one hand to the other / to change hands (of merchandise)
trichiasis (ingrown eyelashes)
to lie down / to drop dead
variant of 倒霉
to shift holidays, taking a weekday off
adverse audience reaction: boos and jeers, hissing, catcalls or deliberate applause after a mistake
to gasp (in surprise, dismay, fright etc)
to sustain loss in trade
to play the market / to speculate (on financial markets) / to profiteer
to buy and sell at a profit / to speculate
rotation of crops
reverse gear
the north-facing room opposite the master's in a siheyuan 四合院
to collapse (of building)
to take turns (responsibility) / to replace
to empty (a bag) / to turn inside out / to turn out
to fall dead
unrecoverable debt / bad debt / to evade debt
to have rotten luck (stronger version of 倒霉)
to fall (from power) / in decline / unlucky
erhua variant of 倒霉蛋
to collapse (of building)
to reverse cause and effect / to put the horse before the cart
to turn over manure / fig. to offend others by endlessly repeating unpleasant remarks
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 transfer grain from a store (e.g. to sun it) / voice breaking (of male opera singer in puberty)
variant of 倒彩
inversion
to have smoke billowing from a fireplace or stove (due to a blockage in the chimney)
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to ruminate (of cows)
lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
mirror writing / upside down writing
lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
locked in (with the door locked from the outside)
to lay down arms
instead / on the contrary / contrary (to expectations)
(of a singer) to lose one's voice / (male opera singer's) voice change (at puberty)
(med.) to be impotent
to move (things around) / to buy and sell at a profit (derog.)
jeering / booing / catcalls

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