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Meaning of 砸

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to smash; to pound; to fail; to muck up; to bungle
Chinese Definition:
①打,捣:砸碎。砸地基。砸明火(方言,抢劫)。砸饭碗(喻失业)。砸锅(喻办事失败)。
②打坏,打破:碗砸了。
③失败:戏演砸了。
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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
1
Why did you do it?
2
If we had coconuts, we would break them open, drink the juice and eat the meat inside.
3
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.
4
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?
5
They broke the ice and carried water to the site.