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 cuò mistake / wrong / bad / interlocking / complex / to grind / to polish / to alternate / to stagger / to miss / to let slip / to evade / to inlay with gold or silver
 dǎ mó polish / grind
 yán mó milling / to grind / to polish by grinding / to abrade / whetstone / pestle
 qiè definitely / absolutely (not) / (scoffing or dismissive interjection) Yeah, right. / Tut! / to grind / close to / eager / to correspond to / see also 反切[fan3 qie4]
 yán to grind / study / research
 niǎn mó to mill / to grind / grinding stone
 mó to rub / to grind / to polish / to sharpen / to wear down / to die out / to waste time / to pester / to insist
 mò grindstone / to grind / to turn round
 niǎn stone roller / roller and millstone / to grind / to crush / to husk
 léi beat / to grind
 lì grind / sandstone
 tóng grind
 lóng to grind / to mill
 kǔ chāi hard task / difficult mission / arduous and unrewarding undertaking / drudgery / grind / chore
 mó kuài to sharpen / to grind (knife blades)
 yǎo yá to clench one's teeth / to grind the teeth / gnaw
 mó yá to grind one's teeth (during sleep) / pointless arguing / (coll.) molar
 mò suì to grind up
 mó chǔ chéng zhēn to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom) / fig. to persevere in a difficult task / to study diligently
穿 mó chuān tiě yàn to grind one's way through an ink stone / to persevere in a difficult task (idiom) / to study diligently (idiom)
 zuì wēng zhī yì bù zài jiǔ wine-lover's heart is not in the cup (idiom) / a drinker not really interested in alcohol / having an ulterior motive / to have other things in mind / with an ax to grind / accomplishing something besides what one set out to do
 yán grind fine / study / research
 xíng chōng to be forced to grind grain as a punishment (old)
 lìng yǒu qǐ tú to have an axe to grind (idiom)
 zhǐ yào gōng fu shēn , tiě chǔ mó chéng zhēn If you work at it hard enough, you can grind an iron bar into a needle. / cf idiom 磨杵成針|磨杵成针, to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom) / fig. to persevere in a difficult task / to study diligently
 lóng variant of 礱|砻, to grind / to mill

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