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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *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
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *吃* | 吃* | *吃
variant of
HSK 1
to have a meal / to eat / to make a living
(video games) PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) / battle royale game / last-man-standing game / to play PUBG (or similar game) / to win at PUBG (or similar game)
chowhound / foodie / a good-for-nothing
to feel jealous
hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)
to eat up / to consume
to take medicine
way of eating / how something is eaten / how a dish is prepared / the way a dish is to be cooked
to eat one's fill
to be startled / to be shocked / to be amazed
to eat and drink / food and drink
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 bear hardships
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
(onom.) sound of muffled laughter (chuckling, tittering etc) / sound of stammering
to entail strenuous effort / to toil at a task / strenuous / laborious / strain
HSK 6
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)
mukbang, genre of online broadcast consisting of the host eating food while interacting with their audience
food and lodging / to stay (at some place) and eat meals (there)
to be a vegetarian
popular / in demand / well regarded
to suck the breast (for milk)
exploitative / oppressive
to be unable to tolerate or endure / to find sth difficult to manage
to eat (of bird or animal) / to feed
food / edibles
to live off a woman
Pac-Man (computer game)
food and clothing
(neologism c. 2015) (slang) (used jokingly) to live on dirt (typically because one has spent all one's money on consumer items)
dinner invitations, grabbing, obstructing and demanding bribes / all kinds of abuse of power
to eat tofu / to flirt / to tease
table manners
all-you-can-eat (buffet) (Tw)
in short supply / dire / tense / critical / hard-pressed / important
drinking water / to obtain water (for daily needs) / to absorb water / draft (of ship)
susceptible to force but not persuasion
unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
to cost one dearly / to end disastrously / to pay bitterly
(of food) to absorb oil / (of a vehicle) to guzzle fuel
to embezzle by adding to the payroll employees existing in name only
to dine and dash / to leave without paying
Fall into the moat and you'll be wiser next time (idiom); One only learns from one's mistakes.
to make the most of one's youthfulness in one's choice of employment (e.g. modeling)
to get sick because of bad food
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
to go dining, wining, whoring and gambling / to lead a life of dissipation
lit. eats soft food, but refuses hard food (idiom) / amenable to coaxing but not coercion
arduous and thankless task (idiom); strenuous and unrewarding
to be a guest at a dinner party / to be wined and dined (as a bribe)
having nothing better to do
one cannot achieve glory and wealth without having been through trials and tribulations (proverb) / no pain, no gain
(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
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 popular / to be getting on well / much in demand
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 feel reassured
to be forced to suffer in silence / unable to speak of one's bitter suffering
all one's strength
lit. to eat delicious food and drink hard liquor (idiom) / fig. to live well
to face legal action / to get sued
to be able to endure (exertion, fatigue etc) / to be able to afford
to suffer / to suffer for one's actions / to pay dearly / to burn one's fingers
to abstain from eating meat / to be a vegetarian
(lit.) to have swallowed gunpowder / (fig.) to be ablaze with anger / ornery / snappy
to eat, drink, shit, piss, and sleep / (fig.) the ordinary daily routine
to be taken advantage of
lit. to eat from the common pot (idiom) / fig. to be rewarded the same, regardless of performance
ruthless / vicious and greedy
(coll.) to be incompetent / useless / good-for-nothing
to do prison time (Tw)
to take advantage of others' misfortune (idiom)
to be refused entrance (idiom) / to find the door closed
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
eating comes first, then comes everything else (idiom) (Tw)
(of a role) arduous / important / (a vehicle's) loading capacity
to eat plain rice / (fig.) to eat and not pay for it / to sponge off others / to freeload
(fig.) to score 0 (on a test, in competition etc)
to live as a parasite / doing nothing to earn one's keep
(fig.) to regret (doing sth)
penetration of a cutting tool
lit. to eat from government coffers / to serve as a government employee / to live off government money
to eat without paying / to freeload
to be unable to bear or support
be unpopular / won't work
to eat out / to eat at a restaurant
to be jealous / to envy
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
having nothing better to do / see 吃飽撐著|吃饱撑着
to be able to bear / to be able to support
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
utmost effort

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