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English Definitionto face legal action; to get sued
Simplified Script吃官司
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinchī guānsi
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔ ㄍㄨㄢ ㄙ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)hek3 gun1si1
Word Decomposition
chīto eat; to consume; to eat at (a cafeteria etc); to eradicate; to destroy; to absorb; to suffer; to stammer (Taiwan pr. for this sense is [ji2])

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Words With Same Head Word    
吃惊chījīngto be startled; to be shocked; to be amazed
吃饭chīfànto have a meal; to eat; to make a living
吃苦chīkǔto bear hardships
吃力chīlìto entail strenuous effort; to toil at a task; strenuous; laborious; strain
吃亏chīkuīto suffer losses; to come to grief; to lose out; to get the worst of it; to be at a disadvantage; unfortunately
Words With Same Tail Word    
打官司dǎ guānsito file a lawsuit; to sue; to dispute
口水官司kǒushuǐ guānsifrivolous lawsuit
打离婚官司dǎ líhūn guānsito petition for a divorce
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