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A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/chu

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— chu —

chu101015610 To follow the fashion of the time.
chu sî; follow the prevailing style. chu sì; cleave to the strong. mîaⁿ-ke phun chu; an expert sycophant. tŏ̤ gê-mn̂g tèng phun-chu; a hanger on at the yamun.

chu8211810 To prune; to lop off.
chu tīo chīu ki; prune off the branches. hía ki-īeⁿ tîeh chu tīo; those small branches must be lopped off. chu kàu cêk ki kng-kng; pruned so as to leave a bare branch.

chú1011388 To take in marriage.
chú chi; take a wife. chú chiap; chú phien-pâng; take a concubine. kì chú; a second marriage. kè chú; marry and give in marriage.

chú941415 To judge; to adjudge.
chú cám; sentence to execution. chú hun; judge of one's fitness for a post. kau pŏ ngí-chú; hand him over to the Board for sentence. chú sì kâi sṳ̄ kang-khó; it is difficult to decide what is right in the affairs of this world. chiaⁿ kong-chin thîo chú; ask arbitrators to decide. thiaⁿ nâng khǹg-chú; act in accordance with the advice given.

chú1010296 To apply to one's own use; to select for use; to appropriate; to lay hold on.
khó̤-chú; suitable. ci kâi nâng khó̤-chú; this person is very suitable. tăi ŭ khó̤-chú; tōa-tōa hó̤-chù; very appropriate. bô̤ cêk kĭaⁿ hó̤-chú; wholly unfit. thóiⁿ tîeh tăi-tăi chú i; consider him a very suitable person for the place. chú-tèng; promoted. chú lâk; to pursue pleasure. chú chìe i; got the laugh on him. sīang chú, tong chú, chṳ̀ chú; the highest on the list of graduates, those near them, and those lower down. i kâi ūe hó̤ chú-sìn; his report is trustworthy. chŵn m̄ hó̤ chú-sìn; it is not to be relied upon. cṳ̆ chú khî hŭa; he brought this misery upon himself. cía sĭ i ka-kī cṳ̆ chú, m̄ sĭ nâng hāi i kâi; he brought this upon himself, and no one else is responsible for the injury. chú cêk ki chīu ki; laid hold on a branch. chú m̄ cĭeⁿ; could not get up by holding on to it. cí kâi chú cò̤ seng, cí kâi chú cò̤ tòaⁿ, cí kâi hó̤ chú cò̤ thíu; that one will do for a male performer, that one can act the part of a female, and this one may be the clown. pêng-toaⁿ chú ngṳ̂n cêk choiⁿ níe; this draft is for a thousand taels. lṳ́ chú cí kâi hó̤, úa lí chú hú kâi hó̤; you take that one for your use and I will take this one for mine. chú i cêk sang mâk hó̤; consider his eyes the best. àm chú; make use of secretly. chú cúi, chú tê; choose water or tea for use. chú khṳ̀ kûiⁿ chú khṳ̀ kĕ; placed high or low on the list. chú tŏ̤ kó-tóng; ranked as a curiosity.

chú944648 To pluck, to pick, to gather.
cho̤h kúe-cí khṳt nâng chú kàu lío-lío; the fruit has all been plucked by some one. i khṳ̀ chú cháu-îeh; she has gone to gather medicinal herbs. khṳ̀ chú ki thô̤-ki líu-ki lâi; go and pick a sprig of peach and one of willow, and bring them here.

chù8734 chù-nâng; a resident of the place; a native; the host.
chù-nâng sĭ tī-tîang? Who is the resident manager? úa sī chù-nâng lṳ́ sĭ nâng-khek; I am a native, and you are an alien. hâh tit chù-nâng ì pĭen-sĭ hó̤ kang-hu; if it suits the notion of a resident of the place, it is certainly well made. tŏ̤ ke ŭ nâng-kheh, chut gūa cìaⁿ ŭ chù-nâng; if you have guests when at home, you will have hosts when you go abroad. hṳ́ kò̤ ŭ chù-nâng-thâu a bô̤? Is there any one there who exercises hospitality to new comers? chíaⁿ i lâi cò̤ chù-nâng; invite him to act as host and assist in entertaining the guests.

chù941415 A place; a spot; a condition.
sì chù; on all sides. kak chù; everywhere. chù-chù to sĭ cìeⁿ-seⁿ; it is just so in all places. tŏ̤ pâc chù; elsewhere. nŏ̤ chù tó̤ sie ceⁿ; there is rivalry between the two places. cí chù bô̤ hue, pât chù chái; if there are no flowers in this spot, pick some elsewhere. pât chù căi-seⁿ? How is it elsewhere? bô̤ sĭm-mih hó̤ chù; there is nothing very good about it. tŏ̤-lí sueh kàu hó̤ chù; the doctrine was so explained as to benefit the hearers. tàⁿ i kâi tó̤ chṳ̀; spoke of his shortcomings, cṳ̆ ŭ hó̤ chù; it has good points. kun-ki chù; the General Council of State. îa-bú chù; the Military Council.

chù1064446 A house; a dwelling.
cêk cō̤ chù; cêk koiⁿ chù; one house. chù tī; the building spot. chù tîeⁿ; a building lot. chù-téng; the roof of the house. chù cú; the owner of the house. tōa chù; a large house. chù kíaⁿ; a hut. chù àiⁿ khí jîeh khuah? How large a house are yon going to build? tó̤ khí sin chù; is building a new house. siu-sîp kū chù; to repair an old house. lău chù; an old house. lău chù-piⁿ; an old neighbour. tâng chù tīu; live in the same house. i tó̤ cíeⁿ chù; he is guarding the house. lṳ́ chù tŏ̤ tī kò̤? Where is your home? bô̤ chù bô̤ só̤; without house or home. tóiⁿ chù; to mortgage a house. chù sĭ tǹg kâi; the house is taken on a mortgage. chù-tŏiⁿ; a tenant. sùe chù; to hire a house. chù co; house rent. nâng sĭ chù thèⁿ; people are the props of a house. lṳ́ tī-tiang-sî àiⁿ khù chù? When are you going home?

chù1008648 To put; to set in order.
chù-tì mûeh-kĭaⁿ; to get things in order. chù chíu put kîp; put his hand to it too late.

chù10111568 Agreeable; attractive.
chù-bī; amusing; queer; pretty. chù-bī sí; amusing beyond expression. chù-chù bī-bī; exceedingly interesting. nĕ, chù-bī chù-bī; very winsome. sît căi ŭ chù-bī; really agreeable. bô̤ sĭm-mih chù-bī; not particularly pleasing. i sĭ tó̤ tàⁿ chù-bī kâi; he is telling what amuses. bô̤ chù bô̤ bī; altogether uninteresting. a-noⁿ-kíaⁿ chù-chù bī-bī; the child is very winsome.

chû819607 Leisurely; with dignified slowness.
chu-chu ne, mkiⁿ khah meⁿ; be moderate and composed, do not be in a hurry. chu-chu n§ kiaⁿ; move sedately along.