Meaning of 砸

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English Definition: to smash; to pound; to fail; to muck up; to bungle
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (rock) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shí ] stone, rock, mineral
    • [ ] full circle; to encircle
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Example Words
砸烂 làn to smash
砸碎 suì to pulverize; to smash to bits
砸锅 guō to fail
砸锅卖铁 guō mài tiě to be willing to sacrifice everything one has (idiom)
搬石头砸自己的脚 bān shí tou de jiǎo to move a stone and stub one's toe; to shoot oneself in the foot (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Why did you do it?
If we had coconuts, we would break them open, drink the juice and eat the meat inside.
His infrequent visitors would ask things like "What are you going to do if a coconut falls on your head?" - given that the nearest doctor was hundreds of miles away.
A federal survey of employers found that nearly half of job-seeking Americans botched their interviews by responding no when asked, "So, do you have any questions for me?
They broke the ice and carried water to the site.