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English Definitionfault; to blame; to punish; calamity; misfortune
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄐㄧㄡˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gau3

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Words With Same Head Word    
咎有应得jiù yǒu yīngdéto deserve what one gets (punishment, mishap etc) (idiom)
Words With Same Tail Word    
任咎rènjiùto take the blame
引咎yǐnjiùto take the blame; to accept responsibility (for a mistake)
归咎guījiùto put the blame on; to accuse
动辄得咎dòngzhé dé jiùfaulted at every turn (idiom); can't get anything right
既往不咎jìwǎng bù jiùto forget and not bear recriminations (idiom); to let bygones be bygones; There is no point in crying over spilt milk.
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