Meaning of 敷

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English Definition: to spread; to lay out; to apply (powder, ointment etc); sufficient (to cover); enough
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tap) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] to announce, to state
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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Example Words
敷衍 yǎn to elaborate (on a theme); to expound (the classics); perfunctory; to skimp; to botch; to do sth half-heartedly or just for show; barely enough to get by
敷衍了事 yǎn liǎo shì to do things half-heartedly; to merely go through the motions
敷衍塞责 yǎn to skimp on the job; to work half-heartedly; not to take the job seriously
入不敷出 chū income does not cover expenditure; unable to make ends meet
敷设 shè to lay; to spread out
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Example Sentences
The tests must not be fudged.
He takes every task seriously and never does anything half-heartedly.