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v. tear open, take apart, undo; pull down, demolish, dismantle
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Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

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.
chāi chú
v. dismantle, demolish, tear down
tā men jué dìng chāi chú yì xiē zhì liàng bù hǎo de lǎo lóu .
phr. They have decided to dismantle some old buildings of poor quality.
tā chà diǎnr chāi le zì jǐ de huā yuán .
phr. He almost destroyed his garden.
chāi chuān
v. to expose, to unmask
chāi qiān
v. demolish a building and relocate the inhabitants
chāi kāi
v. dismantle, disassemble; open up (something sealed), unpick
tā méi jīng guò wǒ de tóng yì jiù bá wǒ de xìn chāi kāi le
phr. He opened my letter without my permission.
chāi diào
v. take down, tear down (a building)
guò hé chāi qiáo
idiom. remove the bridge after crossing the river, kick down the ladder, be ungrateful and leave one's benefactor in the lurch
chāi dōng qiáng, bǔ xī qiáng
idiom. to tear down the east wall to mend the west wall, (fig.) to resort to a makeshift solution
chāi xiàn
v. (medical) to take out stitches, to remove the sutures