A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/che
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义che5291 A fork; to fork up.
khîa che; to hold a fork. ngṳ̂n che; a silver fork. thih che; iron forks. sa gé che; a three tined fork. nŏ̤ gé che; a two pronged fork. cêk ki che; a fork. cêk hù to̤ che; a set of knives and forks. nĭaⁿ-hóⁿ che; a pitch fork. hóⁿ m̄ cĭeⁿ che bô̤ ta i ûa; if the tiger does not rear at the pitch-fork, nothing can be done with him. cham che lō thâu; cross roads. mêⁿ che; mischievous sprites which roam at night. pue che; the play of throwing up tridents and catching them. che khí lâi; take up with a fork. che m̄ khí; could not take it up with the fork. che tōa kò̤ cē; fork up a bigger piece. che tîeh seⁿ-kut; stuck the prong into a bone.
差che5487 To send as an envoy; an envoy.
che-hîah; an official underling. tng che; to act as an envoy. che sṳ̄; the business on which one is sent. koi-che; a policeman. ngŵn che; the first constable sent. pháu kiaⁿ che; a commission to the capital. che sêng; official messengers. khim-che; an ambassador, khim-che tăi chîn; a legate. pàng tōa khim-che; to send an envoy. cwn che i khṳ̀; send him especially for this. pí che; a messenger under discipline.
扯ché40644 To haul.
ché lâi ché khṳ̀; haul to and fro. la-la ché-ché; pull and haul. múaⁿ-tī-kò̤ théng la-ché; rake and scrape everywhere. la-ché m̄ lâi; could not rake and scrape enough together to answer the purpose. tī-kò̤ tó̤ la-ché tit ŭ ? Where can enough be raked and scraped together for it ? ché chùi; haul so as to break in pieces. ché m̄ khui; cannot haul it off. ché cŭ; haul fast. thoa-thoa ché-ché; drag along.
扠chê5643 To take up between two chop-sticks.
chê cêk tōa tu; took up a big lump. bô̤ nŏ̤ ē chê cĭu ŵn khṳ̀; it was all gone before we had taken two mouthfuls. cîah mûeh tîeh ŭ kui-kṳ́, màiⁿ chê khah tōa chùi; in eating, one must behave properly and not take too big mouthfuls. m̄-hó̤ lí-lí chê; do not eat too fast. chê cêk pn̄g-úaⁿ-thâu; take up a tid-bit for the top of the bowl.
查chê6755 To examine; to scrutinize.
chê sìo; to audit accounts. chê siu; examined and found it had been received. chê-mêⁿ-kuaⁿ; night guards. chê koi; patrol the streets. chê hô̤; patrol the river. chê-chak; to scrutinize. sûn chê; to inquire into. lṳ́ hó̤ khṳ̀ chê; you go and look it over carefully. lṳ́ cài khṳ̀ chê tīaⁿ cē; you go again and look it over with a view to making it more correct. úa chê kùe lío; I have already looked it over carefully. chê m̄ chut; cannot discover it. chê tîeh, ío sĭ cîeⁿ-seⁿ; have looked it over, and it remains the same. chê tîeh m̄ tùi; looked it over and came to a different result. chê ke kah; take a census. oi ke-mn̂g-hŏ khṳ̀ chê; take the domiciles in order, and inquire at each. chê to bô̤; examined and found none. chê lîah kang-sòi; search for spies.
扼chê629644 To press down as in throttling.
cang chíu chê i kâi ăm; throttled him. i kâi lâk tōa căi: ciah hóⁿ khṳt i kâi chíu chê tŏ̤ thô-ĕ; his strength is enormous: the tiger was pinned down to the ground by his thumb and fore-finger. i kâi nâng híam-híam khṳt i kâi chíu chê sí khṳ̀; he was very near being throttled and killed by him.