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  *破* | 破* | *破
broken / damaged / worn out / lousy / rotten / to break, split or cleave / to get rid of / to destroy / to break with / to defeat / to capture (a city etc) / to expose the truth of
destruction / damage / to wreck / to break / to destroy
to make an exception
to break (a bond, constraint etc) / to explain / to unravel / to decipher / to decode / to crack (software)
tear or rupture / to have a tear (e.g. in one's clothes) / without restraint (e.g. of swearing)
to go bankrupt / to become impoverished / bankruptcy
worn-out / rotten / dilapidated / tattered / ragged / rubbish / junk
to smash to pieces / to shatter
to uncover (a criminal plot) / to break open and capture
to abuse roundly
cracked version (of software)
to eliminate / to do away with / to get rid of
to break a record / record-breaking
to rupture / to fracture / to break down / (linguistics) plosion
to solve a case / shabby old table
to hit the target / (fig.) to hit the nail on the head
daybreak / dawn
bankrupt / to suffer financial loss
to defeat / to crush (in battle) / beaten / ruined / destroyed / in decline
to solve or overcome (a difficult problem) / to beat (a video game)
to split / to cut open
trivial matter / trifle / annoying thing
to become damaged
to spend (money or time)
sabotage / subversive activities
fragment / shard
to break the hymen / to lose virginity
to break the door down and enter (idiom)
a hole
to break the ice / groundbreaking (in relations)
(of facial features) to be marred by a scar etc / to disfigure / to make a fool of oneself
to be shattered / to be annihilated (of hope, illusions etc)
to set sail / to brave the waves
to break ground / to start digging / to plough / to break through the ground (of seedling) / fig. the start of a building project
to lose one's virginity
broken mirror / fig. broken marriage / divorce
to burst or force open a door / to excommunicate sb (from the Roman Catholic Church) / to score a goal (in football, hockey etc)
lit. to break the cauldrons and sink the boats (idiom); fig. to cut off one's means of retreat / to burn one's boats
broken shoes / worn-out footwear / loose woman / slut
unprecedented / for the first time / never before / first ever
writing style in which the main subject is approached directly from the outset / opposite of 冒題|冒题
(Tw) to mention sth meant to be kept as a surprise / spoiler
dilapidated wall / to break through a wall / (fig.) to break through / (biotechnology) to disrupt cell walls / cell disruption
to destroy one's family
a shattered mirror put back together (idiom) / (of marriage) to pick up the pieces and start anew / for a separated couple to reconcile and reunite
to break the rule / to make an exception
character with two or more readings / character where different readings convey different meanings (Tw)
split seam / (fig.) flaw / weak point
to break a code / to crack a riddle / to solve an enigma / a breakthrough
to die out / conquered
crushed / utterly defeated
dash / Chinese dash ── (punct., double the length of the western dash)
ice breaker
(of an argument, theory etc) full of flaws (idiom)
bankrupt person
tetanus (lockjaw)
to violate a religious precept / to smoke or drink after giving up
to get rid of the old to bring in the new (idiom); to innovate
Destroy the Four Olds (campaign of the Cultural Revolution)
lit. to smash a cracked pot (idiom); crazy despair in the face of a blemish, defect, error or setback
to be scared stiff
armor piercing shell
to eliminate superstition (idiom)
a financial loss may prevent disaster (idiom)
lit. a force to smash bamboo (idiom); fig. irresistible force
lit. to break through a cocoon and turn into a butterfly (idiom) / fig. to emerge strong after a period of struggle / to get to a better place after going through difficult period
to break into a smile / (of flowers) to open
(of a girl) to lose one's virginity / to deflower a virgin / to reach the age of 16 / (of a man) to reach the age of 64
damaged beyond repair
to emerge from a pupa (of a butterfly etc)
pronunciation of a character other than the standard / lit. broken reading
lit. to smash a cracked pot; fig. to treat oneself as hopeless and act crazily
ground breaking ceremony
to collapse (of plan, talks etc)
shabby / damaged
ice breaker
to be scared out of one's wits
to break a promise
lit. broken tiles, cold hearth; fig. a broken-down house / poor and shabby dwelling
to spend money
nonstandard or corrupted form of a Chinese character
icebreaker bow
lit. smash bamboo, overturn water tank (idiom); fig. irresistible force
to turn tears into laughter (idiom); to turn grief into happiness
(military) fragmentation (grenade, bomb etc)

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