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
More: 敷* | *敷 | *敷*
Example Sentences
Rub lightly in the upwards direction while applying to the face. Wash after 10 minutes to find clean clear skin.
They may take a little extra time to prepare and apply but these remedies are worth the time and effort.
If you can't tolerate an ice bath, use ice packs on sore joints.
She looked into the mirror and began to repair her face.
Many professional runners use ice baths to reduce soreness after runs. If you can't tolerate an ice bath, use ice packs on sore areas.