to behead (as form of capital punishment); to chop

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白斩鸡 白斬雞 bai2 zhan3 ji1
Cantonese poached chicken, known as "white cut chicken"

过关斩将 過關斬將 guo4 guan1 zhan3 jiang4
to surmount all difficulties (on the way to success) (idiom); abbr. for 過五關斬六將|过五关斩六将

过五关斩六将 過五關斬六將 guo4 wu3 guan1 zhan3 liu4 jiang4
lit. to cross five passes and slay six generals (idiom); fig. to surmount all difficulties (on the way to success)

快刀斩乱麻 快刀斬亂麻 kuai4 dao1 zhan3 luan4 ma2
lit. quick sword cuts through tangled hemp (idiom); decisive action in a complex situation; cutting the Gordian knot

两国相争,不斩来使 兩國相爭,不斬來使 liang3 guo2 xiang1 zheng1 - bu4 zhan3 lai2 shi3
when two kingdoms are at war, they don't execute envoys (idiom)

满门抄斩 滿門抄斬 man3 men2 chao1 zhan3
to execute the whole family unto the third generation

披荆斩棘 披荊斬棘 pi1 jing1 zhan3 ji2
lit. to cut one's way through thistles and thorns (idiom); fig. to overcome all obstacles on the way; to break through hardships; to blaze a new trail

杀虎斩蛟 殺虎斬蛟 sha1 hu3 zhan3 jiao1
lit. to kill the tiger and behead the scaly dragon

先斩后奏 先斬後奏 xian1 zhan3 hou4 zou4
first decapitate then present your trophy (idiom); act first, report later

腰斩 腰斬 yao1 zhan3
to chop sb in half at the waist (capital punishment); to cut sth in half; to reduce sth by a dramatic margin; to terminate; to cut short

斩草除根 斬草除根 zhan3 cao3 chu2 gen1
to cut weeds and eliminate the roots (idiom); to destroy root and branch; to eliminate completely

斩钉截铁 斬釘截鐵 zhan3 ding1 jie2 tie3
lit. to chop the nail and slice the iron (idiom); fig. resolute and decisive; unhesitating; categorical

斩断 斬斷 zhan3 duan4
to cut off; to chop sth in half

斩而不奏 斬而不奏 zhan3 er2 bu4 zou4
to do sth and not report the fact (idiom)

斩杀 斬殺 zhan3 sha1
to behead

斩首 斬首 zhan3 shou3
to behead

斩新 斬新 zhan3 xin1
variant of 嶄新|崭新

斩眼 斬眼 zhan3 yan3
to blink (literary)