倒懸

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Chinese[edit]

 
upset; turn over; to tip; to pour; to go home; to the contrary; inverted; to fall; to collapse; to topple; to change; to fail; bankrupt
hang; suspend
trad. (倒懸)
simp. (倒悬)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to be hung upside down by the feet

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

倒懸

  1. to hang upside down
  2. (literary) to be in dire straits; to be in a precarious position

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