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English Definitionto embezzle; to swallow up; to engulf
Simplified Script吞没
Traditional Script吞沒
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄊㄨㄣ ㄇㄛˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)tan1mut6
Word Decomposition
tūnto swallow; to take
drowned; to end; to die; to inundate

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Words With Same Head Word    
吞咽tūnyànto swallow; to gulp
吞吞吐吐tūn tūntǔ tǔto hum and haw (idiom); to mumble as if hiding something; to speak and break off, then start again; to hold something back
吞吐tūntǔto take in and send out (in large quantities)
吞并tūnbìngto annex
吞吃tūnchīto devour
Words With Same Tail Word    
淹没yānmòto submerge; to drown; to flood; to drown out (also fig.)
埋没máimòto engulf; to bury; to overlook; to stifle; to neglect; to fall into oblivion
出没chūmòto come and go; to roam about (mostly unseen); (of a ghost) to haunt (a place); (of a criminal) to stalk (the streets); (of the sun) to rise and set
日没rìmòsunset; sundown
昧没mèimòveiled; obscure
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