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v. to slaughter; to overcharge
Other meanings
[zǎi]   char. to govern, to rule; prefect, minister (in feudal China)
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.
mǎi dōng xi shí xiǎo xīn bié bèi zǎi .
phr. Be careful not to be ripped off when you buy something.
tú zái chǎng
n. abattoir
zǎi yáng
phr. butcher sheep, kill a sheep
rèn rén zǎi gē
idiom. be trampled upon by others at will
pēng yáng zǎi niú qiě wéi lè , huì xū yì yǐn sān bǎi bēi
phr. (ancient poem) Cook lamb, kill cattle just for joy profuse; Do gulp down three hundred fills from your cup. ("Drink Wine", by Li Bai, a famous poet in Tang Dynasty)
shā jī yān yòng zǎi niú dāo
idiom. no need to use a bull-slaughtering knife to kill a chicken, it's unnecessary to use a great amount of efforts to complete such an easy task