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ㄆㄛˋ [po4.Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
V(1)  To break: 例,戒,約 break rules, vows, treaty or agreement;
臉 quarrel openly;
口 (罵人) break into abuse, use abusive language;
膽 frightened out of one's wits;
顏,涕為笑 melt into smiles (of face);
土 break ground (of construction).
(2)  To crush (enemy ranks): 陣,勢如竹 smash enemy easily (like splitting bamboo);
南京 capture Nanking;
賊 crush rebels.
(3)  To show, reveal: 說 reveal (secret);
一語的 hit the nail on the head (“hit target with one remark”);
露 betray (conspiracy, plan), (plan) is exposed;
盤 leak out plan;
著沒臉 disregard modesty by appearing in public (of women);
釜沉舟 no-retreat policy (“burning the bridges”).
(4)  To analyze, explain, define: [po4ti2]↓.
(5)  To spend: 鈔,財,費 spend money;
工夫 spend a lot of time.
(6)  To brave: 浪 ride the waves.
(7)  To break out: 空而下, appear, burst out of the blue.
VbThrough: 看 [kan4po4]) see through (世情 pomp, the material world);
break (a cup);
難關 break through a difficult situation;
tear up;
capture a city;
read character with different pronunciation, representing different word.
AdjBroken down: 屋子,衣服,皮鞋 broken-down house, tattered clothing, shoes;
罐子 [po4guan4zi0]↓;
鏡重圓 reunion of couple after separation, divorce;
人亡 family ruined;
家子弟 spendthrift son of family;
penniless person;
country destroyed.
Words1.敗 [po4bai4], v.t., destroy (property, plan). 
2.產 [po4chan3], n. & adj., bankrupt, -cy. 
3.除 [po4chu2], v.t., overcome prejudices, obstacles, superstition. 
4.格 [po4ge2], adv., as an exceptional favor. 
5.瓜 [po4gua1], v.i., lose virginity; 瓜之年 age sixteen, (AC) also age sixty-four (of women). 
6.罐子 [po4guan4zi0], n., (contemp.) unchaste woman; a physical wreck. 
7.壞 [po4huai4], v.t., break (neutrality, marriage), violate (agreement), damage (reputation). 
8.綻 [po4zhan0], n., flaw (in clothing, secret, argument). 
9.折號 [po4zhe2hao4], n., printer's dash mark (“-”). 
10.(打)紀錄 ([da3]) [po4ji4lu4], v.i., break the record. 
11.爛 [po4lan4], adj., torn-down, ragged (furniture, dress). 
12.裂 [po4lie4], v.i. & adj., split, break, broken (friendship, marriage). 
13.落戶 [po4luo4hu4], n., penniless person, family; fallen into decline. 
14.嗓子 [po4sang3zi0], n., broken voice, lost voice. 
15.傷風 [po4shang1feng1], n. tetanus infection. 
16.身 [po4shen1], v.i., lose virginity. 
17.曉 [po4xiao3], n., daybreak. 
18.碎 [po4sui4], adj., piecemeal, broken up, out of line; adj., n., broken bits. 
19.天荒 [po4tian1huang1], adj. & adv., unprecedented, breaking all precedents. 
20.體字 [po4ti3zi4], n., corrupt or abbreviated form of a character. 
21.題(兒) [po4ti2er0], n., the opening sentence of essay in civil examinations defining the theme; (fig.) the first thing. 
22.字 [po4zi4], n., special pronunciation of a character different from normal, and used with different meaning. 
23.五兒 [po4wu3er0], n., fifth of January in old calendar. 
24.音 [po4yin1], n., special pr. of character used with different meaning.