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Meaning of 煞

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      • [ chú ] to mow, to cut grass; hay, fodder
      • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
    • [ huǒ ] fire
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  • Pinyin: shā

    English Definition: to terminate; to cut short; to bring to a stop; to squeeze; to tighten; to damage; variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    ①同“杀”。弄死,杀死。[例]立性凶暴,多行煞戮。——杨衒之《洛阳伽蓝记》。[合]令杖煞之;打煞人了。
    ②停止;结束。[例]煞住脚往里细听。——《红楼梦》。[合]收煞;煞住(止住,收住);煞果(方言。最后;结果);煞后(殿后,走在最后面);煞场(科举考试结束;一出戏结束);煞落(干脆利落);煞年(年终)。
    ③削弱,损坏。[例]此刻的话,很近于大煞风景。——鲁迅《且介亭杂文二集》。[合]煞水(驱除湿气);煞手锏(杀手锏。喻出奇制胜的手段和方法);煞渴(消渴;解渴)。
    ④出气;发泄。[合]煞火(痛快;过瘾);煞性(索性;干脆);煞性子(出气)。
    ⑤刺痛。[例]碘酒涂在伤口上真煞得慌。
    ⑥使紧或更紧。[例]煞腰带。

    Example Words:
    大煞风景 shā fēng jǐng see 大杀风景
    煞风景 shā fēng jǐng to be an eyesore; (fig.) to spoil the fun; to be a wet blanket
    煞尾 shā wěi to finish off; to wind up
    煞车 shā chē to brake (when driving)
    一笔抹煞 shā variant of 一笔抹杀
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  • Pinyin: shà

    English Definition: fiend; demon; very; (Tw) SARS (loanword)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①极,很:煞费苦心。急煞。
    ②迷信的人指凶神:煞气。凶煞。凶神恶煞。

    Example Words:
    煞有介事 shà yǒu jiè shì to make a show of being very much in earnest (idiom); to act as if one is taking things very seriously
    煞白 shà bái deathly white
    煞费苦心 shà fèi xīn to take a lot of trouble (idiom); painstaking; at the cost of a lot of effort
    凶神恶煞 xiōng shén è shà fiends (idiom); devils and monsters
    凶煞 xiōng shà demon; fiend
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