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  *倒* | 倒* | *倒
to fall; to collapse; to lie horizontally / to fail; to go bankrupt / to overthrow / to change (trains or buses) / to move around / to resell at a profit
  *倒* | 倒* | *倒
to invert; to place upside down or frontside back / to pour out / to tip out; to dump / inverted; upside down; reversed / to go backward / contrary to what one might expect; but; yet
to have bad luck / to be out of luck
to go bankrupt / to close down
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
to fall to the ground
to change buses, trains etc
to reverse (a vehicle) / to drive backwards
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.)
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 fall back / to go in reverse
to collapse (of building) / to topple over
to lie down / to drop dead
a handstand / to turn upside down / to stand on one's head / upside down
to flow backwards / reverse flow
to resell at a profit / to speculate
to reflect (producing an inverted image)
to invert
to change sides in a war / turncoat
variant of 倒霉
(optics) inverted image
barb / barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
(of cereal crops) to collapse and lie flat
to turn upside down / to upend
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 collapse / to topple over
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 know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
to move / to shift / to exchange / to buy and sell / peddling
to change shifts / to work in turns
to go against the tide (idiom); to do things all wrong / to try to turn back history / a perverse way of doing things
to lie down / to die
to make an about-turn; to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc; to turn things on their head
(of time, or a video clip etc) to run in reverse / Taiwan pr. [dao4 zhuan3]
to shift from one hand to the other / to change hands (of merchandise)
trichiasis (ingrown eyelashes)
to fall dead
to spoil one's appetite / fig. to get fed up with sth
(linguistics) to invert (word order)
to fall (from power) / in decline / unlucky
lit. to hang upside down / fig. in dire straits
adverse audience reaction: boos and jeers, hissing, catcalls or deliberate applause after a mistake
to marry and live with the bride's family (inverting traditional Chinese expectations)
instead / on the contrary / contrary (to expectations)
to flash back / flashback (in a novel, movie etc)
(coll.) a profiteer / (business) wheeler-dealer
to gasp (in surprise, dismay, fright etc)
dead loan / bad debts / to refuse to pay loan
cold snap during the spring
rotation of crops
to shift holidays, taking a weekday off
to reverse cause and effect / to put the horse before the cart
to take turns (responsibility) / to replace
to buy and sell at a profit / to speculate
to take turns / to rotate (responsibility)
(of a singer) to lose one's voice / (male opera singer's) voice change (at puberty)
to have bad luck
(linguistics) inverted sentence
with one's hands behind one's back
to count down / countdown
mischief / to make trouble
to transfer grain from a store (e.g. to sun it) / voice breaking (of male opera singer in puberty)
(cinema) to rewind (a reel) / (photography) to rewind (a roll of film)
to have rotten luck (stronger version of 倒霉)
to fall headlong / (fig.) to suffer an ignominious failure
lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
lit. the pain of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
to sustain loss in trade
to turn over manure / fig. to offend others by endlessly repeating unpleasant remarks
to lay down arms
lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
to collapse (of building)
reverse order / inverted order
(of cows) to ruminate
to play the market / to speculate (on financial markets) / to profiteer
variant of 倒彩
Wrightia tinctoria (flowering plant in Apocynaceae family, common names dyer's oleander or pala indigo)
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 ruminate (of cows)
mirror writing / upside down writing
rewind (media player)
the north-facing room opposite the master's in a siheyuan 四合院
to move (things around) / to buy and sell at a profit (derog.)
jeering / booing / catcalls
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 collapse (of building)
to adjust to a different time zone
to die out (of livestock)
to have smoke billowing from a fireplace or stove (due to a blockage in the chimney)
phase reversal / phase inversion
to empty (a bag) / to turn inside out / to turn out
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
erhua variant of 倒背手
to fall from power; to collapse / downfall
to pour out one's grievances

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