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
It keepsdistressing me and makes me try to think about myself.
Then, of course there is the ominous presence of Brazil and Argentina.
King Solomon answered his mother, 'Why do you request Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah?
For months, Mr Cuomo cajoled, pressured, leaned on and in recent weeks enthusiastically negotiated with legislators to get the bill passed.
Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful girl and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.