Meaning of 挨

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  • Pinyin: āi
    English Definition: in order; in sequence; close to; adjacent to
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    挨户 āi from house to house, one by one
    挨近 āi jìn to approach; to get close to; to sneak up on; near to
    挨次 āi in sequence; in the proper order; one by one; in turn
    挨门挨户 āi mén āi see 挨家挨户
    挨个 āi one by one; in turn
    More: 挨* | *挨 | *挨*
  • Pinyin: ái
    English Definition: to suffer; to endure; to pull through (hard times); to delay; to stall; to play for time; to dawdle
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    挨饿 ái è to go hungry; to endure starvation; famished
    挨批 ái to be criticized; to suffer blame
    挨整 ái zhěng to be the target of an attack
    忍饥挨饿 rěn ái è starving; famished
    挨宰 ái zǎi to get ripped off
    More: 挨* | *挨 | *挨*
Example Sentences
I don't know if he can suffer through the disaster.
Children lived with the daily terror of not knowing where the next beating was coming from, " it said.
Don't push. Go in one by one.
He lives somewhere around here. Try to find him by going from door to door.
The Tramp Major came marching down the passage with his heavy tread, unlocking the doors and yelling to us to show a leg.