Meaning of 耗

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Pinyin: hào
English Definition: to waste; to spend; to consume; to squander; news; (coll.) to delay; to dilly-dally
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plow) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
消耗 xiāo hào to use up; to consume
耗费 hào fèi to waste; to spend; to consume; to squander
耗资 hào to spend; expenditure; to cost
损耗 sǔn hào wear and tear
耗尽 hào jìn to exhaust; to use up; to deplete; to drain
More: 耗* | *耗 | *耗*
Example Sentences
I'm so pleased that you are here, i know some of you have undergone some financial and geografical inconvenience...we are honored to play for you tonight.
Do what you can to find it, instead of running your batteries on obligation.
Stop dawdling and get going.
In computer science, I took lots of classes in areas that had nothing to do with my research.
Because of the delays, dozens of activists have run out of time and returned home.