to defeat; to damage; to lose (to an opponent); to fail; to wither

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败北 敗北 bai4 bei3
(literary) to be routed (in a war); to suffer defeat (in sports etc)

败笔 敗筆 bai4 bi3
a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting; a faulty expression in writing

败不成军 敗不成軍 bai4 bu4 cheng2 jun1
The army is completely routed. (idiom)

败德 敗德 bai4 de2
evil conduct

败毒 敗毒 bai4 du2
(TCM) to relieve inflamation and internal heat; to detoxify

败光 敗光 bai4 guang1
to squander one's fortune; to dissipate one's wealth

败坏 敗壞 bai4 huai4
to ruin; to corrupt; to undermine

败火 敗火 bai4 huo3
relieve inflammation or internal heat

败绩 敗績 bai4 ji4
to be utterly defeated; to be routed

败家子 敗家子 bai4 jia1 zi3
spendthrift; wastrel; prodigal

败局 敗局 bai4 ju2
lost game; losing battle

败类 敗類 bai4 lei4
scum of a community; degenerate

败柳残花 敗柳殘花 bai4 liu3 can2 hua1
broken flower, withered willow (idiom); fig. fallen woman

败露 敗露 bai4 lu4
(of a plot etc) to fall through and stand exposed

败落 敗落 bai4 luo4
(of status or wealth) to decline; (of buildings etc) to become dilapidated; run-down; (of plants) to wilt

败诉 敗訴 bai4 su4
lose a lawsuit

败退 敗退 bai4 tui4
to retreat in defeat

败胃 敗胃 bai4 wei4
spoil one's appetite

败兴 敗興 bai4 xing4

败絮 敗絮 bai4 xu4
ruined; broken down; shabby

败血症 敗血症 bai4 xue4 zheng4

败战 敗戰 bai4 zhan4
to lose a war; fig. the loser (in a competition or election)

败仗 敗仗 bai4 zhang4
lost battle; defeat

败阵 敗陣 bai4 zhen4
to be defeated on the battlefield; to be beaten in a contest

败子 敗子 bai4 zi3
see 敗家子|败家子

败子回头 敗子回頭 bai4 zi3 hui2 tou2
return of the prodigal son

败走 敗走 bai4 zou3
to run away (in defeat)

兵败如山倒 兵敗如山倒 bing1 bai4 ru2 shan1 dao3
troops in defeat like a landslide (idiom); a beaten army in total collapse

不败之地 不敗之地 bu4 bai4 zhi1 di4
invincible position

不分胜败 不分勝敗 bu4 fen1 sheng4 bai4
to not be able to distinguish who's winning

残败 殘敗 can2 bai4
dilapidated; in ruins

残兵败将 殘兵敗將 can2 bing1 bai4 jiang4
ruined army, defeated general (idiom); scattered remnants

残花败柳 殘花敗柳 can2 hua1 bai4 liu3
broken flower, withered willow (idiom); fig. fallen woman

残垣败壁 殘垣敗壁 can2 yuan2 bai4 bi4
see 殘垣斷壁|残垣断壁

惨败 慘敗 can3 bai4
to suffer a crushing defeat

彻底失败 徹底失敗 che4 di3 shi1 bai4
utter failure

成败 成敗 cheng2 bai4
success or failure

成败得失 成敗得失 cheng2 bai4 de2 shi1
lit. success and failure, the gains and losses (idiom); fig. to weigh up various factors

成败利钝 成敗利鈍 cheng2 bai4 li4 dun4
succeed or fail, sharp or blunt (idiom); advantages and disadvantages; success and failure; You win some, you lose some.

成败论人 成敗論人 cheng2 bai4 lun4 ren2
to judge people based on their success or failure (idiom)

成败在此一举 成敗在此一舉 cheng2 bai4 zai4 ci3 yi1 ju3
win or lose, it all ends here; this is the moment to shine

成事不足,败事有余 成事不足,敗事有餘 cheng2 shi4 bu4 zu2 - bai4 shi4 you3 yu2
unable to accomplish anything but liable to spoil everything (idiom); unable to do anything right; never make, but always mar

成王败寇 成王敗寇 cheng2 wang2 bai4 kou4
see 成則為王,敗則為寇|成则为王,败则为寇

成也萧何,败也萧何 成也蕭何,敗也蕭何 cheng2 ye3 xiao1 he2 - bai4 ye3 xiao1 he2
lit. raised up by Xiao He, cast down by Xiao He (idiom), alluding to Han Xin 韓信|韩信 being made Grand General 大將軍|大将军; fig. a situation where one's success and failure are both due to the same factor

成则为王,败则为寇 成則為王,敗則為寇 cheng2 ze2 wei2 wang2 - bai4 ze2 wei2 kou4
lit. called a king if successful, called a bandit if defeated (idiom); fig. losers are always in the wrong

成者为王,败者为寇 成者為王,敗者為寇 cheng2 zhe3 wei2 wang2 - bai4 zhe3 wei2 kou4
see 成則為王,敗則為寇|成则为王,败则为寇

挫败 挫敗 cuo4 bai4
to thwart; to foil (sb's plans); a setback; a failure; a defeat

打败 打敗 da3 bai4
to defeat; to overpower; to beat; to be defeated

大败 大敗 da4 bai4
to defeat; to inflict a defeat on sb

倒败 倒敗 dao3 bai4
to collapse (of building)

道德败坏 道德敗壞 dao4 de2 bai4 huai4
vice; immorality; moral turpitude

独孤求败 獨孤求敗 du2 gu1 qiu2 bai4
Dugu Qiubai, a fictional character appearing in 金庸 novels

反败为胜 反敗為勝 fan3 bai4 wei2 sheng4
to turn defeat into victory (idiom); to turn the tide

反腐败 反腐敗 fan3 fu3 bai4
to oppose corruption; anti-graft (measures, policy etc)

腐败 腐敗 fu3 bai4
corruption; to corrupt; to rot; rotten

腐败罪 腐敗罪 fu3 bai4 zui4
the crime of corruption

功败垂成 功敗垂成 gong1 bai4 chui2 cheng2
to fail within sight of success (idiom); last-minute failure; to fall at the last hurdle; snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

击败 擊敗 ji1 bai4
to defeat; to beat

骄兵必败 驕兵必敗 jiao1 bing1 bi4 bai4
lit. an arrogant army is bound to lose (idiom); fig. pride goes before a fall

骄者必败 驕者必敗 jiao1 zhe3 bi4 bai4
pride goes before a fall (idiom)

金玉其表,败絮其中 金玉其表,敗絮其中 jin1 yu4 qi2 biao3 - bai4 xu4 qi2 zhong1
gilded exterior, shabby and ruined on the inside (idiom)

金玉其外,败絮其中 金玉其外,敗絮其中 jin1 yu4 qi2 wai4 - bai4 xu4 qi2 zhong1
gilded exterior, shabby and ruined on the inside (idiom)

开败 開敗 kai1 bai4
to wither and fall

溃败 潰敗 kui4 bai4
utterly defeated; routed; crushed; to collapse (of army)

连败 連敗 lian2 bai4
consecutive defeats; to lose several times in a row

两败俱伤 兩敗俱傷 liang3 bai4 ju4 shang1
both sides suffer (idiom); neither side wins

落败 落敗 luo4 bai4
to suffer a defeat; to fail; to fall behind

屡败屡战 屢敗屢戰 lv3 bai4 lv3 zhan4
to keep on fighting despite continual setbacks (idiom)

屡战屡败 屢戰屢敗 lv3 zhan4 lv3 bai4
to suffer defeat in every battle (idiom)

挠败 撓敗 nao2 bai4
defeated; routed; crushed

破败 破敗 po4 bai4
to defeat; to crush (in battle); beaten; ruined; destroyed; in decline

破败不堪 破敗不堪 po4 bai4 bu4 kan1
crushed; utterly defeated

气急败坏 氣急敗壞 qi4 ji2 bai4 huai4
flustered and exasperated; utterly discomfited

伤风败俗 傷風敗俗 shang1 feng1 bai4 su2
offending public morals (idiom)

身败名裂 身敗名裂 shen1 bai4 ming2 lie4
to lose one's standing; to have one's reputation swept away; a complete defeat and fall from grace

胜败 勝敗 sheng4 bai4
victory or defeat; result

胜不骄,败不馁 勝不驕,敗不餒 sheng4 bu4 jiao1 - bai4 bu4 nei3
no arrogance in victory, no despair in defeat

失败 失敗 shi1 bai4
to be defeated; to lose; to fail (e.g. experiments); failure; defeat

失败是成功之母 失敗是成功之母 shi1 bai4 shi4 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3
Failure is the mother of success.

失败者 失敗者 shi1 bai4 zhe3

失败主义 失敗主義 shi1 bai4 zhu3 yi4

衰败 衰敗 shuai1 bai4
to decline; to wane; to decay; to deteriorate

酸败 酸敗 suan1 bai4
(milk) to turn sour; (meat, fish) to go off

贪污腐败 貪污腐敗 tan1 wu1 fu3 bai4

颓败 頹敗 tui2 bai4
to decay; to decline; to become corrupt

皖系战败 皖系戰敗 wan3 xi4 zhan4 bai4
Anhui faction of Northern Warlords (1912-c. 1920), led by Duan Qirui 段祺瑞 with Japanese support

一败涂地 一敗塗地 yi1 bai4 tu2 di4
failed and wiped over the floor (idiom); to fail utterly; a crushing defeat; beaten and in a hopeless position

壹败涂地 壹敗塗地 yi1 bai4 tu2 di4
beaten and wiped over the floor (idiom); to fail utterly; a crushing defeat; failed and in a hopeless position

以失败而告终 以失敗而告終 yi3 shi1 bai4 er2 gao4 zhong1
to succeed through failure; to achieve one's final aim despite apparent setback

优胜劣败 優勝劣敗 you1 sheng4 lie4 bai4
see 優勝劣汰|优胜劣汰

窳败 窳敗 yu3 bai4
to ruin; corrupt

战败 戰敗 zhan4 bai4
to lose a war

转败为胜 轉敗為勝 zhuan4 bai4 wei2 sheng4
to turn defeat into victory (idiom); snatching victory from the jaws of defeat

着着失败 著著失敗 zhuo2 zhuo2 shi1 bai4
to fail at every step of the way (idiom)

坐观成败 坐觀成敗 zuo4 guan1 cheng2 bai4
to sit and await success or failure (idiom); to wait to see the outcome of a fight before taking sides; to sit on the fence