chī
v. live on, depend on; to suffer; to withstand; to eliminate, wipe out
Other meanings
[chī]   v. eat
[chī]   v. to absorb (liquid); to exhaust, be a strain on
    mouth
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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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chī jīng
v. be shocked, be amazed, be surprised
chī kǔ
v. bear hardships
chī kuī
v. suffer losses, be at a disadvantage
chī láo běn
phr. live off one's past gains
chī xiāng
adj. popular, liked
chī cù
v. envy, be jealous (of romantic relationship)
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chī le ... de kuī
phr. suffer ... losses
chī de kāi
phr. be popular, get along all right, be much sought after
chī mèn kuī
phr. suffer losses but can tell nobody
chī ruǎn fàn
phr. (of a man) to live on the earnings of a woman, to receive financial support from a woman
chī de xiāo
phr. to be able to stand (fatigue, exertion, etc.)
chī xián fàn
phr. (derogatory) eat the bread of idleness
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chī yí qiàn , zhǎng yí zhì
idiom. a fall into the pit, a gain in your wit