to repair; to patch; to mend; to make up for; to fill (a vacancy); to supplement

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裨补 裨補 bi4 bu3
to remedy; to make up for; benefit

补白 補白 bu3 bai2
filler (in a newspaper or magazine)

补报 補報 bu3 bao4
to make a report after the event; to make a supplementary report; to repay a kindness

补偿 補償 bu3 chang2
to compensate; to make up

补偿费 補償費 bu3 chang2 fei4

补充 補充 bu3 chong1
to replenish; to supplement; to complement; additional; supplementary

补充量 補充量 bu3 chong1 liang4
complement; complementary quantity

补充品 補充品 bu3 chong1 pin3
complementary item

补充医疗 補充醫療 bu3 chong1 yi1 liao2
complementary medicine

补登 補登 bu3 deng1
record entry (e.g. into a bank passbook)

补登机 補登機 bu3 deng1 ji1
passbook entry machine

补电 補電 bu3 dian4
to charge (a battery)

补靪 補靪 bu3 ding5
variant of 補丁|补丁

补丁 補丁 bu3 ding5
patch (for mending clothes, tires etc); (software) patch

补钉 補釘 bu3 ding5
variant of 補丁|补丁

补裰 補裰 bu3 duo1
to mend clothes

补发 補發 bu3 fa1
to supply again (sth lost); to reissue; to pay retroactively

补法 補法 bu3 fa3
treatment involving the use of tonics to restore the patient's health; reinforcing method (in acupuncture)

补过 補過 bu3 guo4
to make up for an earlier mistake; to make amends

补花 補花 bu3 hua1

补回 補回 bu3 hui2
to make up for; to compensate

补货 補貨 bu3 huo4
to restock (an item); to replenish inventory

补集 補集 bu3 ji2
complement of a set

补给 補給 bu3 ji3
supply; replenishment; to replenish

补给船 補給船 bu3 ji3 chuan2
supply ship

补给舰 補給艦 bu3 ji3 jian4
supply ship

补给品 補給品 bu3 ji3 pin3
supplies; stores

补给站 補給站 bu3 ji3 zhan4
depot; supply station; supply point; staging post

补角 補角 bu3 jiao3
supplementary angle

补救 補救 bu3 jiu4
to remedy

补卡 補卡 bu3 ka3
to replace a lost or damaged SIM card, retaining one's original telephone number; SIM replacement

补考 補考 bu3 kao3
to sit for a makeup exam; to resit an exam; makeup exam; resit

补课 補課 bu3 ke4
to make up missed lesson; to reschedule a class

补炉 補爐 bu3 lu2

补码 補碼 bu3 ma3
complementary code; binary code with 0 and 1 interchanged

补满 補滿 bu3 man3
to make up for what is lacking; to fill (a vacancy); to replenish

补眠 補眠 bu3 mian2
to catch up on sleep

补苗 補苗 bu3 miao2
to fill gaps with seedlings

补偏救弊 補偏救弊 bu3 pian1 jiu4 bi4
to remedy defects and correct errors (idiom); to rectify past mistakes

补票 補票 bu3 piao4
to buy or upgrade a ticket after boarding a train, boat etc; to buy a ticket for a show after having sat down in the theater

补票处 補票處 bu3 piao4 chu4
additional ticket desk; stand-by counter

补品 補品 bu3 pin3

补阙 補闕 bu3 que1
old variant of 補缺|补缺

补缺 補缺 bu3 que1
to fill a vacancy; to make up for a shortage; to supply a deficiency

补缺拾遗 補缺拾遺 bu3 que1 shi2 yi2
see 拾遺補缺|拾遗补缺

补色 補色 bu3 se4
complementary color

补数 補數 bu3 shu4
complementary number

补税 補稅 bu3 shui4
to pay a tax one has evaded; to pay an overdue tax

补胎 補胎 bu3 tai1
to repair a tire

补胎片 補胎片 bu3 tai1 pian4
tire patch (for puncture repair)

补体 補體 bu3 ti3
complement (in blood serum)

补贴 補貼 bu3 tie1
to subsidize; subsidy; allowance; to supplement (one's salary etc); benefit

补习 補習 bu3 xi2
to take extra lessons in a cram school or with a private tutor

补习班 補習班 bu3 xi2 ban1
cram class; cram school; evening classes

补泻 補瀉 bu3 xie4
reinforcing and reducing methods (in acupuncture)

补选 補選 bu3 xuan3

补血 補血 bu3 xue4
to enrich the blood

补牙 補牙 bu3 ya2
to fill a tooth (cavity); to have a tooth filled; a dental filling

补养 補養 bu3 yang3
to take a tonic or nourishing food to build up one's health

补药 補藥 bu3 yao4

补液 補液 bu3 ye4
fluid infusion

补遗 補遺 bu3 yi2

补益 補益 bu3 yi4
benefit; help

补语 補語 bu3 yu3
complement (grammar)

补种 補種 bu3 zhong4
to reseed; to resow; to replant

补助 補助 bu3 zhu4
to subsidize; subsidy; allowance

补助组织 補助組織 bu3 zhu4 zu3 zhi1
auxiliary organizations

补缀 補綴 bu3 zhui4
to mend (clothes); to patch

补足 補足 bu3 zu2
to bring up to full strength; to make up a deficiency; to fill (a vacancy, gap etc)

补足额 補足額 bu3 zu2 e2
complement; complementary sum

补足物 補足物 bu3 zu2 wu4
complement; complementary material

补足音程 補足音程 bu3 zu2 yin1 cheng2
complementary interval; addition musical interval adding to an octave

不无小补 不無小補 bu4 wu2 xiao3 bu3
not be without some advantage; be of some help

插补 插補 cha1 bu3
interpolation (mathematics)

拆东补西 拆東補西 chai1 dong1 bu3 xi1
lit. pull down the east wall to repair the west (idiom); fig. temporary expedient; Rob Peter to pay Paul

拆东墙补西墙 拆東牆補西牆 chai1 dong1 qiang2 bu3 xi1 qiang2
lit. pull down the east wall to repair the west wall (idiom); fig. temporary expedient; Rob Peter to pay Paul

船到江心,补漏迟 船到江心,補漏遲 chuan2 dao4 jiang1 xin1 - bu3 lou4 chi2
It's too late to plug the leak once ship is in the middle of the river. (idiom)

搭补 搭補 da1 bu3
to subsidize; to make up (deficit)

大补帖 大補帖 da4 bu3 tie3
tonic; healthy concoction; (fig.) just what the doctor ordered; (Tw) pirated software

弹药补给站 彈藥補給站 dan4 yao4 bu3 ji3 zhan4
ammunition depot

抵补 抵補 di3 bu3
to compensate for; to make good

递补 遞補 di4 bu3
to substitute; to complement in the proper order; to fill vacancies progressively

点补 點補 dian3 bu3
to have a snack; to have a bite

垫补 墊補 dian4 bu5
to appropriate funds intended for another purpose; to borrow; to snack

顶补 頂補 ding3 bu3
to fill a vacancy; to substitute for

多退少补 多退少補 duo1 tui4 shao3 bu3
to either refund an overcharge or ask for a surcharge in case of a price change

额外补贴 額外補貼 e2 wai4 bu3 tie1
to give an extra subsidy, or bonus etc; bonus; perquisite

恶补 惡補 e4 bu3
to overdose on supplementary medicine; to cram too hard

缝补 縫補 feng2 bu3
to darn (clothing); to sew and mend

候补 候補 hou4 bu3
to wait to fill a vacancy; reserve (candidate); alternate; substitute

候补名单 候補名單 hou4 bu3 ming2 dan1
waiting list

互补 互補 hu4 bu3
complementary; to complement each other

碱基互补配对 鹼基互補配對 jian3 ji1 hu4 bu3 pei4 dui4
complementary base pairing e.g. adenine A 腺嘌呤 pairs with thymine T 胸腺嘧啶 in DNA

将勤补绌 將勤補絀 jiang1 qin2 bu3 chu4
to compensate for lack of ability through hard work (idiom)

截长补短 截長補短 jie2 chang2 bu3 duan3
take from the long to supplement the short (idiom); to offset each other's deficiencies; to complement each other

进补 進補 jin4 bu3
to take a tonic (for one's health)

弥补 彌補 mi2 bu3
to complement; to make up for a deficiency

抛补 拋補 pao1 bu3
cover (i.e. insurance against loss in financial deals)

抛补套利 拋補套利 pao1 bu3 tao4 li4
covered arbitrage

配补 配補 pei4 bu3
to replace (sth missing); to restore

清补凉 清補涼 qing1 bu3 liang2
ching bo leung, an icy, sweet dessert soup

取长补短 取長補短 qu3 chang2 bu3 duan3
lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius); to use this in place of that; what you lose on the swings, you win on the roundabouts

热补 熱補 re4 bu3
hot patching (of insulating material in a furnace); hot patching (runtime correction in computing)

食补 食補 shi2 bu3
tonic food (food considered to be particularly healthful); to eat such foods

拾遗补缺 拾遺補缺 shi2 yi2 bu3 que1
to remedy omissions and correct errors (idiom)

替补 替補 ti4 bu3
to substitute for sb; reserve player

添补 添補 tian1 bu5
to fill (up); to replenish

填补 填補 tian2 bu3
to fill a gap; to fill in a blank (on a form); to overcome a deficiency

挖肉补疮 挖肉補瘡 wa1 rou4 bu3 chuang1
to cut one's flesh to cover a sore (idiom); faced with a current crisis, to make it worse by a temporary expedient

亡羊补牢 亡羊補牢 wang2 yang2 bu3 lao2
lit. to mend the pen after sheep are lost (idiom); fig. to act belatedly; better late than never; to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted

无补 無補 wu2 bu3
of no avail; not helping in the least

西游补 西遊補 xi1 you2 bu3
one of three Ming dynasty sequels to Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记

小洞不补大洞吃苦 小洞不補大洞吃苦 xiao3 dong4 bu4 bu3 da4 dong4 chi1 ku3
A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom); a stitch in time saves nine

小洞不堵,大洞难补 小洞不堵,大洞難補 xiao3 dong4 bu4 du3 - da4 dong4 nan2 bu3
If you don't plug the small hole, the big hole will be hard to repair (idiom); A stitch in time saves nine.

修补 修補 xiu1 bu3
to mend

修补匠 修補匠 xiu1 bu3 jiang4

虚不受补 虛不受補 xu1 bu4 shou4 bu3
a person who is in poor health cannot handle sth so strong as a tonic

药补 藥補 yao4 bu3
medicinal dietary supplement that helps build up one's health

药补不如食补 藥補不如食補 yao4 bu3 bu4 ru2 shi2 bu3
the benefits of medicine are not as great as those of good nutrition

于事无补 於事無補 yu2 shi4 wu2 bu3
unhelpful; useless

增补 增補 zeng1 bu3
to augment; to supplement; to add

找补 找補 zhao3 bu5
to compensate; to make up; to complement; to add

织补 織補 zhi1 bu3
darning; to darn

追补 追補 zhui1 bu3
a supplement; additional budget

滋补 滋補 zi1 bu3
nourishing; nutritious

滋补品 滋補品 zi1 bu3 pin3
tonic; invigorant