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English Definitionto fall back; to go in reverse
Simplified Script倒退
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄠˋ ㄊㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dou3teoi3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Word Decomposition
dàoto place upside down; to invert; to pour; to throw out; to move backwards; however; actually; as a matter of fact; contrary to expectation
退 tuìto retreat; to decline; to move back; to withdraw

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
倒数dàoshùinverse number; reciprocal (math.)
倒像dàoxiànginverted image; reversed image (e.g. upside down)
倒刺dàocìbarb; barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
倒反dàofǎninstead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
Words With Same Tail Word    
后退hòutuìto recoil; to draw back; to fall back; to retreat
衰退shuāituìto decline; to fall; to drop; to falter; a decline; recession (in economics)
撤退chètuìto retreat
三退sāntuìwithdrawal from the Communist Party, the Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers of China
促退cùtuìto hinder; to prevent (forward progress)
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