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char. wipe out, exterminate; tear down, raze; smooth, safe
Other meanings
[yí]   char. ancient tribe in east China; (old derogatory term) barbarian tribe (outside the Yellow River regions); (old term) foreign countries, foreigners
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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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hōng zhà guò hòu , chéng shì bèi yí wéi píng dì .
phr. The city was razed by the bombs.
fěi yí suǒ sī
adj. unimaginably queer, fantastic, freak
huà xiǎn wéi yí
idiom. to turn peril into safety, to head off a danger, to save the day