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xiān
v. lift (a cover); surge; overthrow, topple; (of strong wind) blow off
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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tái fēng jí jiāng dào lái de xiāo xi xiān qǐ le yì gú qiǎng gòu de làng cháo .
phr. The news that a typhoon was approaching started a wave of buying.
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tā xiān qǐ le gài zài xiāng zi shang de bù .
phr. He lifted the cloth that covered on the case.
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tā xiān qǐ diàn zi bǎ yào shi qiāo qiāo fàng zài xià mian
phr. He lifted the mat and slid the key under (it).
xiān qǐ
v. to lift, to raise; to surge; to set off or start (a movement, etc.)
xiān kāi
v. lift open, tear open
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tái fēng bǎ wū dǐng xiān le .
phr. The typhoon blew the roof off the house.
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tā xiān dǎo le zhuō zi .
phr. He upset the table.
cóng mǎ bèi shàng xiān xià lai
phr. be overthrown off the horseback