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  *吃* | 吃* | *吃
to eat / to consume / to eat at (a cafeteria etc) / to eradicate / to destroy / to absorb / to suffer / to stammer (Taiwan pr. for this sense is [ji2])
HSK 1
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  *吃* | 吃* | *吃
variant of
HSK 1
to have a meal / to eat / to make a living
chowhound / foodie / a good-for-nothing
to eat one's fill
to feel jealous
to suffer losses / to come to grief / to lose out / to get the worst of it / to be at a disadvantage / unfortunately
HSK 5
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
to take medicine
to eat up / to consume
food and lodging / to stay (at some place) and eat meals (there)
to eat and drink / food and drink
way of eating / how something is eaten / how a dish is prepared / the way a dish is to be cooked
to be startled / to be shocked / to be amazed
to suck the breast (for milk)
hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)
to bear hardships
to be a vegetarian
to entail strenuous effort / to toil at a task / strenuous / laborious / strain
HSK 6
popular / in demand / well regarded
to finish eating
peanut gallery (esp. in online forums) / onlookers who are interested in the spectacle but don't have anything knowledgeable to say about it / (neologism c. 2016)
to be unable to tolerate or endure / to find sth difficult to manage
drinking water / to obtain water (for daily needs) / to absorb water / draft (of ship)
to live off a woman
Pac-Man (computer game)
all-you-can-eat (buffet) (Tw)
to eat (of bird or animal) / to feed
food / edibles
food and clothing
susceptible to force but not persuasion
to make the most of one's youthfulness in one's choice of employment (e.g. modeling)
in short supply / dire / tense / critical / hard-pressed / important
lit. eats soft food, but refuses hard food (idiom) / amenable to coaxing but not coercion
to plunder the homes of the wealthy for food (in times of famine) / (of sb who has no income) to rely on others / to demand a "contribution" or "loan" from a business or wealthy individual
to dine and dash / to leave without paying
to embezzle by adding to the payroll employees existing in name only
(fig.) to score 0 (on a test, in competition etc)
eating comes first, then comes everything else (idiom) (Tw)
to eat tofu / to flirt / to tease
(lit.) to have swallowed gunpowder / (fig.) to be ablaze with anger / ornery / snappy
unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
to go dining, wining, whoring and gambling / to lead a life of dissipation
dinner invitations, grabbing, obstructing and demanding bribes / all kinds of abuse of power
to cost one dearly / to end disastrously / to pay bitterly
(fig.) to regret (doing sth)
Fall into the moat and you'll be wiser next time (idiom); One only learns from one's mistakes.
having nothing better to do
to feel reassured
to get sick because of bad food
table manners
lit. if you can't eat it all, you'll have to take it home (idiom) / fig. you'll have to take the consequences
to be a guest at a dinner party / to be wined and dined (as a bribe)
to suffer / to suffer for one's actions / to pay dearly / to burn one's fingers
to be popular / to be getting on well / much in demand
ruthless / vicious and greedy
to do prison time (Tw)
to be refused entrance (idiom) / to find the door closed
arduous and thankless task (idiom); strenuous and unrewarding
to abstain from eating meat / to be a vegetarian
to be able to endure (exertion, fatigue etc) / to be able to afford
(of an actor, announcer etc) to stumble over words (Tw)
(lit.) to have taken the wrong medicine / (fig.) (of one's behavior etc) different than usual / abnormal
(of food) to absorb oil / (of a vehicle) to guzzle fuel
all one's strength
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
to be taken advantage of
(coll.) to be incompetent / useless / good-for-nothing
to eat, drink, shit, piss, and sleep / (fig.) the ordinary daily routine
one cannot achieve glory and wealth without having been through trials and tribulations (proverb) / no pain, no gain
lit. eyeing what's in the pot as one eats from one's bowl (idiom) / not content with what one already has / (of men, typically) to have the wandering eye
lit. to eat delicious food and drink hard liquor (idiom) / fig. to live well
to be forced to suffer in silence / unable to speak of one's bitter suffering
to eat plain rice / (fig.) to eat and not pay for it / to sponge off others / to freeload
to eat out / to eat at a restaurant
(of a role) arduous / important / (a vehicle's) loading capacity
to live as a parasite / doing nothing to earn one's keep
to be unable to bear or support
be unpopular / won't work
lit. to eat from government coffers / to serve as a government employee / to live off government money
to work against the interests of sb one derives support from / to double-cross one's employer / to bite the hand that feeds you
to be unaccustomed to certain food / to not be keen on certain food
to be jealous / to envy
to be able to bear / to be able to support
utmost effort
to embezzle by adding to the payroll employees existing in name only
lit. the mouth that has been fed by others is soft, the hand that has received doesn't reach (idiom) / fig. one is partial to those from whom presents have been accepted
to eat without working (idiom) / to take one's pay and not care about the rest
to eat bear heart and leopard gall (idiom) / to pluck up some courage
exploitative / oppressive
(Tw) (of the police) to bury a crime (i.e. conceal the existence of a criminal case in order to improve crime-solving statistics or in return for a bribe etc)
Drinking the water of a well, one should never forget who dug it. (idiom)
not be accustomed to eating sth / not be used to certain food
penetration of a cutting tool
slot machine
not feel like eating / be unable to eat any more
having nothing better to do / see 吃飽撐著|吃饱撑着

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