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xià
v. put sth. into; apply; form (opinion)
Other meanings
[xià]   adj. next
[xià]   n. below
[xià]   v. (of rain, snow) to fall; go down, descend; finish or get off (work, etc.)
[xià]   v. play (chess)
[xià]   m. (to indicate repetition of an action); (to indicate one's ability or skill); (dialect, to indicate amount of sth in a container)
[xià]   v. (used in the negative) be less than
[xià]   v. (from a higher position) to go or come down to...
[xià]   v. to issue or send (notice, order, etc.); to leave (stage, expressway, etc.); (of animal) give birth to, lay (eggs)
[xià]   char. to capture; to yield
    one
 n/a 
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.
EXAMPLES
xià bǐ
v. put pen to paper (begin writing)
xià miàn tiáo
phr. put noodles into boiling water
xià dāo
phr./v. stick a knife into sth, start to cut
xià pàn duàn
phr. make an judgement