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English Definitionto waste; to spend; to consume; to squander; news; (coll.) to delay; to dilly-dally
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Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄏㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hou3
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
耗费hàofèito waste; to spend; to consume; to squander
耗资hàozīto spend; expenditure; to cost
耗力hàolìto require much effort
耗失hàoshī(of something that should be retained: nutrients, moisture, heat etc) to be lost
耗子hàozi(dialect) mouse; rat
Words With Same Tail Word    
消耗xiāohàoto use up; to consume
损耗sǔnhàowear and tear
低耗dīhàolow consumption (energy, fuel etc)
伤耗shānghàodamage (e.g. to goods in transit)
内耗nèihàointernal friction; internal dissipation of energy (in mechanics); fig. waste or discord within an organization
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