A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/cuah
— cuah —
潑cuah7108512 To throw water away from one; to splash.
i khṳt i cuah kàu cêk sin cúi; he was drenched by the water which she threw. cúi mó̤ cuah tîeh nâng; in throwing the water, do not dash it upon any one. khṳt i cuah tîeh tê; was splashed by the tea she threw out.
欠cûah391760 Deficient in; to be short of; wanting.
ŏi cûah a bŏi? Is there too little? hâiⁿ i cûah nŏ̤ peh ngṳ̂n; paid him up to within two hundred dollars. hŵn cûah cêk tōa kûeh; still lacks considerably more than half. ŭ nâng cûah ke, ŭ nâng cûah cíe; some lack more and some less. chê tîeh hṳ́ tói cûah nŏ̤ hîeh; found by examination that two leaves were missing. téng tîeh cûah saⁿ peh kṳn; found by weighing that it was three piculs short. siu cûah saⁿ sîaⁿ; have harvested all but about three tenths of the crop. lêng-ūaⁿ sǹg, sǹg tîeh bŏ̤i cûah; reckoned it up again, and found there was no deficiency. ŏi cûah, tîehⁿ taⁿ ke kúi tàⁿ; if it is insufficient, we must bring a few loads more.
遜cûah82916210 To yield the palm to; below the mark.
cí kâi cûah hṳ́ kâi; this is not so perfect as that. cía cúa cûah hía cúa cōi; this paper is not nearly so good as that. i kâi a-cé seⁿ lâi ío cûah; her elder sister is not so handsome. i kâi a îⁿ pí i seⁿ lâi cûah bô̤ ŭa; her aunt lacks but little of being as beautiful as she. úa thóiⁿ li cûah m̄ ki; I do not think she lacks much of being his equal.