chai1
to tear open; to tear down; to tear apart; to open

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拆除 拆除 chai1 chu2
to tear down; to demolish; to dismantle; to remove

拆穿 拆穿 chai1 chuan1
to expose; to unmask; to see through (a lie etc)

拆东补西 拆東補西 chai1 dong1 bu3 xi1
lit. pull down the east wall to repair the west (idiom); fig. temporary expedient; Rob Peter to pay Paul

拆东墙补西墙 拆東牆補西牆 chai1 dong1 qiang2 bu3 xi1 qiang2
lit. pull down the east wall to repair the west wall (idiom); fig. temporary expedient; Rob Peter to pay Paul

拆放款 拆放款 chai1 fang4 kuan3
funds on call; invested sum that can be cashed

拆分 拆分 chai1 fen1
separate; broken up into separate items

拆毁 拆毀 chai1 hui3
to dismantle; to demolish

拆机 拆機 chai1 ji1
to dismantle a machine; to terminate a telephone service

拆解 拆解 chai1 jie3
to disassemble

拆借 拆借 chai1 jie4
short term loan

拆开 拆開 chai1 kai1
to dismantle; to disassemble; to open up (sth sealed); to unpick

拆迁 拆遷 chai1 qian1
to demolish a building and relocate the inhabitants

拆散 拆散 chai1 san4
to break up (a marriage, family etc)

拆台 拆臺 chai1 tai2
to undermine; destructive spoiling

拆息 拆息 chai1 xi1
daily interest on a loan

拆洗 拆洗 chai1 xi3
to unpick and wash (e.g. padded garment)

拆下 拆下 chai1 xia4
to dismantle; to take apart

拆线 拆線 chai1 xian4
to remove stitches (from a wound)

拆卸 拆卸 chai1 xie4
to unload; to dismantle

拆用 拆用 chai1 yong4
to tear down and reuse; to cannibalize

拆账 拆賬 chai1 zhang4
to work in an enterprise for a share of the profits

拆字 拆字 chai1 zi4
fortune telling by unpicking Chinese characters

挡拆 擋拆 dang3 chai1
pick and roll (basketball); screen and roll

分拆 分拆 fen4 chai1
to separate off; to hive off; a demerger

过河拆桥 過河拆橋 guo4 he2 chai1 qiao2
lit. to destroy the bridge after crossing the river (idiom); fig. to abandon one's benefactor upon achieving one's goal

见招拆招 見招拆招 jian1 zhao1 chai1 zhao1
to counter every move; to be full of tricks

宁拆十座庙,不毁一桩婚 寧拆十座廟,不毀一樁婚 ning2 chai1 shi2 zuo4 miao4 - bu4 hui4 yi1 zhuang1 hun1
rather destroy ten temples than a single marriage (idiom)

清拆 清拆 qing1 chai1
demolition (of buildings for new project)

清拆户 清拆戶 qing1 chai1 hu4
demolition of homes; to destroy homes (for new building projects)

同业拆借 同業拆借 tong2 ye4 chai1 jie4
call loan; short term loan within banking

托里拆利 托里拆利 tuo1 li3 chai1 li4
Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647), Italian physicist, colleague of Galileo