broken; damaged; worn out; lousy; rotten; to break, split or cleave; to get rid of; to destroy; to break with; to defeat; to capture (a city etc); to expose the truth of

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暗黑破坏神 暗黑破壞神 an4 hei1 po4 huai4 shen2
Diablo (video game series)

保证破坏战略 保證破壞戰略 bao3 zheng4 po4 huai4 zhan4 lve4
assured destruction strategy

爆破 爆破 bao4 po4
to blow up; to demolish (using explosives); dynamite; blast

爆破手 爆破手 bao4 po4 shou3
blaster; soldier or workman who sets off explosive charges; petardier

不攻自破 不攻自破 bu4 gong1 zi4 po4
(of a rumor etc) to collapse (in the light of facts etc); to be discredited

不破不立 不破不立 bu4 po4 bu4 li4
without destruction there can be no construction

残破 殘破 can2 po4
broken; dilapidated

长风破浪 長風破浪 chang2 feng1 po4 lang4
lit. to ride the wind and crest the waves; to be ambitious and unafraid (idiom)

扯破 扯破 che3 po4
tear apart

撑破 撐破 cheng1 po4
to burst

乘风破浪 乘風破浪 cheng2 feng1 po4 lang4
to brave the wind and the billows (idiom); to have high ambitions

冲破 衝破 chong1 po4
breakthrough; to overcome an obstacle quickly

戳破 戳破 chuo1 po4
puncture; to expose

刺破 刺破 ci4 po4
to puncture; to pierce

打破 打破 da3 po4
to break; to smash

打破砂锅问到底 打破砂鍋問到底 da3 po4 sha1 guo1 wen4 dao4 di3
to go to the bottom of things (idiom)

大破大立 大破大立 da4 po4 da4 li4
to destroy the old and establish the new (idiom); radical transformation

胆破 膽破 dan3 po4
to be frightened to death

道破 道破 dao4 po4
to expose; to reveal

颠扑不破 顛撲不破 dian1 pu1 bu4 po4
solid; irrefutable; incontrovertible; indisputable; unbreakable

点破 點破 dian3 po4
to lay bare in a few words; to expose with a word; to point out bluntly

跌破眼镜 跌破眼鏡 die1 po4 yan3 jing4
see 跌眼鏡|跌眼镜

读破 讀破 du2 po4
to read extensively and thoroughly; nonstandard pronunciation of a Chinese character, e.g. reading in compound 愛好|爱好 "hobby" in place of

读破句 讀破句 du2 po4 ju4
incorrect break in reading Chinese, dividing text into clauses at wrong point

对称破缺 對稱破缺 dui4 chen4 po4 que1
symmetry breaking (physics)

攻破 攻破 gong1 po4
to make a breakthrough; to break through; to breach (military)

钩破 鉤破 gou1 po4
(of sth sharp) to snag (one's stockings etc)

勾破 勾破 gou1 po4
(of sth sharp) to snag (one's stockings etc)

国破家亡 國破家亡 guo2 po4 jia1 wang2
the country ruined and the people starving (idiom)

划破 劃破 hua2 po4
to cut open; to rip; to streak across (lightning, meteor etc); to pierce (scream, searchlight etc)

家破人亡 家破人亡 jia1 po4 ren2 wang2
family bankrupt and the people dead (idiom); ruined and orphaned; destitute and homeless

揭破 揭破 jie1 po4
to uncover

金属破片 金屬破片 jin1 shu3 po4 pian4

勘破 勘破 kan1 po4
see 看破

看破红尘 看破紅塵 kan1 po4 hong2 chen2
to see through the world of mortals (idiom, of Buddhist monk); disillusioned with human society; to reject the world for a monastic life

看破 看破 kan4 po4
to see through; disillusioned with; to reject (the world of mortals)

老牛拉破车 老牛拉破車 lao3 niu2 la1 po4 che1
see 老牛破車|老牛破车

老牛破车 老牛破車 lao3 niu2 po4 che1
lit. old ox pulling a shabby cart (idiom); fig. slow and inefficient

卖破绽 賣破綻 mai4 po4 zhan4
to feign an opening in order to hoodwink the opponent (in a fight, combat etc)

磨破口舌 磨破口舌 mo2 po4 kou3 she2
incessant complaining

磨破嘴皮 磨破嘴皮 mo2 po4 zui3 pi2
to talk until one is blue in the face

磨破嘴皮子 磨破嘴皮子 mo2 po4 zui3 pi2 zi5
to wear out one's lips (idiom); to talk until one is blue in the face; to repeat again and again

拿破仑 拿破侖 na2 po4 lun2
variant of 拿破崙|拿破仑

拿破仑 拿破崙 na2 po4 lun2
Napoleon (name); Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France 1804-1815

拿破仑·波拿巴 拿破崙·波拿巴 na2 po4 lun2 - bo1 na2 ba1
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France 1804-1815

破案 破案 po4 an4
to solve a case; shabby old table

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

破壁 破壁 po4 bi4
broken wall; to break through a wall; fig. a breakthrough in sb's career

破敝 破敝 po4 bi4
shabby; damaged

破冰 破冰 po4 bing1
to break the ice; groundbreaking (in relations)

破冰船 破冰船 po4 bing1 chuan2
ice breaker

破冰舰 破冰艦 po4 bing1 jian4
ice breaker

破冰型艏 破冰型艏 po4 bing1 xing2 shou3
icebreaker bow

破布 破布 po4 bu4

破财 破財 po4 cai2
bankrupt; to suffer financial loss

破财免灾 破財免災 po4 cai2 mian3 zai1
a financial loss may prevent disaster (idiom)

破产 破產 po4 chan3
to go bankrupt; to become impoverished; bankruptcy

破产者 破產者 po4 chan3 zhe3
bankrupt person

破钞 破鈔 po4 chao1
to spend money

破除 破除 po4 chu2
to eliminate; to do away with; to get rid of

破除迷信 破除迷信 po4 chu2 mi2 xin4
to eliminate superstition (idiom)

破处 破處 po4 chu3
to break the hymen; to lose virginity

破胆 破膽 po4 dan3
to be scared stiff

破胆寒心 破膽寒心 po4 dan3 han2 xin1
to be scared out of one's wits

破的 破的 po4 di4
to hit the target; (fig.) to hit the nail on the head

破洞 破洞 po4 dong4
a hole

破读 破讀 po4 du2
pronunciation of a character other than the standard; lit. broken reading

破费 破費 po4 fei4
to spend (money or time)

破釜沉舟 破釜沉舟 po4 fu3 chen2 zhou1
lit. to break the cauldrons and sink the boats (idiom); fig. to cut off one's means of retreat; to burn one's boats

破格 破格 po4 ge2
to break the rule; to make an exception

破梗 破梗 po4 geng3
(Tw) to mention sth meant to be kept as a surprise; spoiler

破瓜 破瓜 po4 gua1
(of a girl) to lose one's virginity; to deflower a virgin; to reach the age of 16; (of a man) to reach the age of 64

破关 破關 po4 guan1
to solve or overcome (a difficult problem); to beat (a video game)

破罐破摔 破罐破摔 po4 guan4 po4 shuai1
lit. to smash a cracked pot (idiom); crazy despair in the face of a blemish, defect, error or setback

破坏 破壞 po4 huai4
destruction; damage; to wreck; to break; to destroy

破坏活动 破壞活動 po4 huai4 huo2 dong4
sabotage; subversive activities

破坏无遗 破壞無遺 po4 huai4 wu2 yi2
damaged beyond repair

破坏性 破壞性 po4 huai4 xing4

破获 破獲 po4 huo4
to uncover (a criminal plot); to break open and capture

破纪录 破紀錄 po4 ji4 lu4
to break a record; record-breaking

破家 破家 po4 jia1
to destroy one's family

破甲弹 破甲彈 po4 jia3 dan4
armor piercing shell

破解 破解 po4 jie3
to break (a bond, constraint etc); to explain; to unravel; to decipher; to decode

破戒 破戒 po4 jie4
to violate a religious precept; to smoke or drink after giving up

破镜 破鏡 po4 jing4
broken mirror; fig. broken marriage; divorce

破镜重圆 破鏡重圓 po4 jing4 chong2 yuan2
a shattered mirror put back together (idiom); (of marriage) to pick up the pieces and start anew; for a separated couple to reconcile and reunite

破旧 破舊 po4 jiu4

破旧立新 破舊立新 po4 jiu4 li4 xin1
to get rid of the old to bring in the new (idiom); to innovate

破局 破局 po4 ju2
to collapse (of plan, talks etc)

破开 破開 po4 kai1
to split; to cut open

破口 破口 po4 kou3
tear or rupture; to have a tear (e.g. in one's clothes); without restraint (e.g. of swearing)

破口大骂 破口大罵 po4 kou3 da4 ma4
to abuse roundly

破烂 破爛 po4 lan4
worn-out; rotten; dilapidated; tattered; ragged; rubbish; junk

破浪 破浪 po4 lang4
to set sail; to brave the waves

破例 破例 po4 li4
to make an exception

破裂 破裂 po4 lie4
to rupture; to fracture; to break down; (linguistics) plosion

破门 破門 po4 men2
to burst or force open a door; to excommunicate sb (from the Roman Catholic Church); to score a goal (in football, hockey etc)

破门而入 破門而入 po4 men2 er2 ru4
to break the door down and enter (idiom)

破灭 破滅 po4 mie4
to be shattered; to be annihilated (of hope, illusions etc)

破缺 破缺 po4 que1

破伤风 破傷風 po4 shang1 feng1
tetanus (lockjaw)

破身 破身 po4 shen1
to lose one's virginity

破事 破事 po4 shi4
trivial matter; trifle; annoying thing

破四旧 破四舊 po4 si4 jiu4
Destroy the Four Olds (campaign of the Cultural Revolution)

破碎 破碎 po4 sui4
to smash to pieces; to shatter

破损 破損 po4 sun3
to become damaged

破题 破題 po4 ti2
writing style in which the main subject is approached directly from the outset; opposite of 冒題|冒题

破体字 破體字 po4 ti3 zi5
non-standard or corrupted form of a Chinese character

破涕为笑 破涕為笑 po4 ti4 wei2 xiao4
to turn tears into laughter (idiom); to turn grief into happiness

破天荒 破天荒 po4 tian1 huang1
unprecedented; for the first time; never before; first ever

破土 破土 po4 tu3
to break ground; to start digging; to plough; to break through the ground (of seedling); fig. the start of a building project

破土典礼 破土典禮 po4 tu3 dian3 li3
ground breaking ceremony

破瓦寒窑 破瓦寒窯 po4 wa3 han2 yao2
lit. broken tiles, cold hearth; fig. a broken-down house; poor and shabby dwelling

破碗破摔 破碗破摔 po4 wan3 po4 shuai1
lit. to smash a cracked pot; fig. to treat oneself as hopeless and act crazily

破亡 破亡 po4 wang2
to die out; conquered

破屋又遭连夜雨 破屋又遭連夜雨 po4 wu1 you4 zao1 lian2 ye4 yu3
see 屋漏偏逢連夜雨|屋漏偏逢连夜雨

破相 破相 po4 xiang4
(of facial features) to be marred by a scar etc; to disfigure; to make a fool of oneself

破晓 破曉 po4 xiao3
daybreak; dawn

破鞋 破鞋 po4 xie2
broken shoes; worn-out footwear; loose woman; slut

破颜 破顏 po4 yan2
break into a smile; to open (of flowers)

破译 破譯 po4 yi4
to break a code; to crack a riddle; to solve an enigma; a breakthrough

破音字 破音字 po4 yin1 zi4
character with two or more readings; character where different readings convey different meanings (Tw)

破蛹 破蛹 po4 yong3
to emerge from a pupa (of a butterfly etc)

破约 破約 po4 yue1
to break a promise

破绽 破綻 po4 zhan4
hole or tear in cloth; mistake or gap in a speech or theory

破绽百出 破綻百出 po4 zhan4 bai3 chu1
lit. one hundred splits (idiom); fig. full of mistakes (of speech or written article)

破折号 破折號 po4 zhe2 hao4
dash; Chinese dash ── (punct., double the length of the western dash)

破竹建瓴 破竹建瓴 po4 zhu2 jian4 ling2
lit. smash bamboo, overturn water tank (idiom); fig. irresistible force

破竹之势 破竹之勢 po4 zhu2 zhi1 shi4
lit. a force to smash bamboo (idiom); fig. irresistible force

识破 識破 shi2 po4
to penetrate; to see through

识破机关 識破機關 shi2 po4 ji1 guan1
to see through a trick

石破天惊 石破天驚 shi2 po4 tian1 jing1
earth-shattering; breakthrough; remarkable and original work

势如破竹 勢如破竹 shi4 ru2 po4 zhu2
like a hot knife through butter (idiom); with irresistible force

摔破 摔破 shuai1 po4
to fall and smash into pieces

说破 說破 shuo1 po4
to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc); to reveal

撕破 撕破 si1 po4
to tear; to rip

撕破脸 撕破臉 si1 po4 lian3
to have an acrimonious falling-out; to shed all pretense of cordiality; to tear into each other

撕破脸皮 撕破臉皮 si1 po4 lian3 pi2
see 撕破臉|撕破脸

踏破门槛 踏破門檻 ta1 po4 men2 kan3
to wear out the doorstep (idiom); to crowd at sb's door

踏破铁鞋无觅处,得来全不费工夫 踏破鐵鞋無覓處,得來全不費工夫 ta4 po4 tie3 xie2 wu2 mi4 chu4 - de2 lai2 quan2 bu4 fei4 gong1 fu5
to travel far and wide looking for sth, only to find it easily

天惊石破 天驚石破 tian1 jing1 shi2 po4
see 石破天驚|石破天惊

捅破 捅破 tong3 po4
to pierce; to prod through

头破血流 頭破血流 tou2 po4 xue4 liu2
lit. head broken and blood flowing; fig. badly bruised

突破 突破 tu1 po4
to break through; to make a breakthrough; to surmount or break the back of (a task etc); (of ball sports) to break through a defense

突破点 突破點 tu1 po4 dian3
point of penetration (military); breakthrough

突破瓶颈 突破瓶頸 tu1 po4 ping2 jing3
to make a breakthrough

图样图森破 圖樣圖森破 tu2 yang4 tu2 sen1 po4
(Internet slang) to have a simplistic view of sth (transcription of "too young, too simple" – English words spoken by Jiang Zemin 江澤民|江泽民 in chastizing Hong Kong reporters in 2000)

吓破胆 嚇破膽 xia4 po4 dan3
to be scared out of one's wits; to scare stiff

笑破肚皮 笑破肚皮 xiao4 po4 du4 pi2
to split one's sides laughing

宣布破产 宣布破產 xuan1 bu4 po4 chan3
to declare bankruptcy

严重破坏 嚴重破壞 yan2 zhong4 po4 huai4
serious damage

一语道破 一語道破 yi1 yu3 dao4 po4
one word says it all (idiom); to hit the nail on the head; to be pithy and correct

一语破的 一語破的 yi1 yu3 po4 di4
see 一語中的|一语中的

鱼死网破 魚死網破 yu2 si3 wang3 po4
lit. either the fish dies or the net splits; a life and death struggle (idiom)

原子爆破弹药 原子爆破彈藥 yuan2 zi3 bao4 po4 dan4 yao4
atomic demolition munition

砸破 砸破 za2 po4
to break; to shatter

绽破 綻破 zhan4 po4
to burst; to split

蘸破 蘸破 zhan4 po4
to wake up due to noise

侦破 偵破 zhen1 po4
to investigate (as detective); to solve (crime); to uncover (a plot); to sniff out; to break in and analyze; detective work; to scout

支离破碎 支離破碎 zhi1 li2 po4 sui4
scattered and smashed (idiom)

自发对称破缺 自發對稱破缺 zi4 fa1 dui4 chen4 po4 que1
spontaneous symmetry breaking (physics)