Meaning of 毙

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(Trad.: 斃, 獘)
English Definition: to die; to shoot dead; to reject; to fall forward; (suffix) to death; to collapse; variant of
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (death) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] to compare, liken; comparison; than
    • [ ] dead; death; impassable, inflexible
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Example Words
枪毙 qiāng to execute by firing squad; to shoot dead; fig. to discard; to get rid of
击毙 to kill; to shoot dead
毙命 mìng to meet violent death; to get killed
倒毙 dǎo to fall dead
坐以待毙 zuò dài to sit and wait for death (idiom); resigned to one's fate
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Example Sentences
Because whoever that professor is, we need to shoot him.
If I ever see you again I'll shoot you on sight.
Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them all.
"He thought the secret service was going to shoot him, " says Zaidi's younger brother, Maitham. "He expected that, and he was not afraid to die."
If there aren' t obvious steps for how an idea can become reality, it may be dead on arrival in an organization.