1. verb to break / to split / to smash
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 剖开 (CC-CEDICT '破'; Guoyu '破' v 4; Kroll 2015 '破' 1a, p. 348; Unihan '破'; XHZD '破' 2, p. 575)
  2. adjective worn-out / broken
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 破鞋 worn out shoes (CC-CEDICT '破'; Guoyu '破' adj 1; XHZD '破' 1, p. 575)
  3. verb to destroy / to ruin
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 毁坏 (CC-CEDICT '破'; Guoyu '破' v 1; Unihan '破'; XHZD '破' 3, p. 575)
  4. verb to break a rule / to allow an exception
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 破除; for example, 破戒 break a precept (CC-CEDICT '破'; Guoyu '破' v 2; XHZD '破' 4, p. 575)
  5. verb to defeat
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 击败 (CC-CEDICT '破'; Guoyu '破' v 3; XHZD '破' 5, p. 575)
  6. adjective low quality / in poor condition
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 差劲 (Guoyu '破' adj 2; XHZD '破' 8, p. 575)
  7. verb to strike / to hit
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '破' 1, p. 348)
  8. verb to spend [money] / to squander
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 消耗; for example, 破财 bankrupt (Guoyu '破' v 7; Kroll 2015 '破' 2, p. 348; XHZD '破' 7, p. 575)
  9. verb to disprove [an argument]
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CC-CEDICT '破'; Guoyu '破' v 5; Kroll 2015 '破' 1b, p. 348)
  10. noun finale
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In music (Guoyu '破' n; Kroll 2015 '破' 3, p. 348)
  11. verb to use up / to exhaust
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the senes of 穷尽 (Guoyu '破' v 8)
  12. verb to penetrate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the senes of 穿 or 透 (Guoyu '破' v 10)

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