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:

    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
    More: 煞* | *煞 | *煞*
  • Pinyin: shà
    English Definition: fiend; demon; very; (Tw) SARS (loanword)
    Chinese Definition:

    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
    More: 煞* | *煞 | *煞*
Example Sentences
Of course Aunt Mary Maria noticed his glares . . . nothing ever escaped Aunt Mary Maria's mournful, pale-blue eyes . . . but she only seemed amused at them.
It keepsdistressing me and makes me try to think about myself.
Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful girl and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
Rather than just jockeying for traffic and search, we should also consider social media mindshare. But honestly, what could possibly be a metric for mindshare?
For some people, the idea of eating at a toilet-themed restaurant kind of, well, stinks.