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 dǎ dòng to punch a hole / to drill a hole / to dig a hole / to burrow
 wā dòng to dig a hole
 lòu dòng leak / hole / gap / loophole
 hēi dòng (astronomy) black hole
 pò zhàn hole or tear in cloth / mistake or gap in a speech or theory
 kǒu zi hole / opening / cut / gap / gash / my husband or wife / classifier for people (used for indicating the number of people in a family etc) / precedent
窿 kū long hole / pocket / cavity / loophole / debt
 zuān kǒng to bore a hole / to drill / drilled hole
穿 chuān kǒng to punch or bore a hole / to perforate / perforation
 kǒng jìng diameter of hole
 chōng tián to fill (gap, hole, area, blank) / to pad out / to complement / (dental) filling / filled
 pò dòng a hole
 yuán kǒng round hole
 guī suō to withdraw / to hole up
 shuǐ kēng puddle / water hole / sump
 kēng dòng hole / pit / pothole
 zuān kòng zi lit. to drill a hole / to take advantage of a loophole / to exploit an advantage / to seize the opportunity (esp. to do sth bad)
 dǎ yǎn to drill or bore a hole / to attract attention / conspicuous
 yǎn eye / small hole / crux (of a matter) / CL:隻|只[zhi1],雙|双[shuang1] / classifier for big hollow things (wells, stoves, pots etc)
 bīng dòng hole in ice / crevasse
 kòng xué electron hole
 yǐn shé chū dòng lit. to pull a snake from its hole / to expose a malefactor (idiom)
 pái shuǐ kǒu plughole / drainage hole
 shān āo mountain cave, hole, recess etc
 kǒng yǎn hole (e.g. of sieve or colander)
穿 chuān záo to bore a hole / to give a forced interpretation
 kǒng xué aperture / hole / cavity
 dǎ kǒng qì hole puncher
 dòng cave / hole / zero (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers) / CL:個|个[ge4]
 kǒng hole / CL:個|个[ge4] / classifier for cave dwellings
 xué cave / cavity / hole / acupuncture point / Taiwan pr. [xue4]
 kēng variant of 坑[keng1] / pit / hole
 kǎn old variant of 坎[kan3] / pit / hole
 záo chisel / to bore a hole / to chisel or dig / certain / authentic / irrefutable / also pr. [zuo4]
 dòu hole / aperture / (anatomy) cavity / sinus
 kū cave / hole
 qiào hole / opening / orifice (of the human body) / (fig.) key (to the solution of a problem)
窿 lóng cavity / hole
 kū cave / hole
 yú hole in a wall
 ǎn hole in the ground to plant seeds in / to make a hole for seeds / to dibble
 lì hole, pit
 zhú in a hole
 yī gè luó bo yī gè kēng lit. every turnip to its hole (idiom) / fig. each person has his own position / each to his own / horses for courses / every kettle has its lid
 wú kǒng bù zuān lit. leave no hole undrilled (idiom) / to latch on to every opportunity
 bì mén guī dòu wicker door, hole window (idiom) / fig. wretched hovel / living in poverty
 bì mén guī dòu wicker door, hole window (idiom) / fig. wretched hovel / living in poverty
 dàn kǒng bullet hole
 dàn hén bullet hole / shell hole
 bí r eye / a hole in an implement or utensil for insertion
 cuì dig a hole
 qū to extinguish a burning object / to singe sth with a smoldering object (e.g. burn a hole in one's trousers with a cigarette) / to stir-fry / to pour a mixture of hot oil and flavorings over food
 niè to fill up or cover up a hole
 kǎn a pit, a hole, a snare, a danger / a crisis / a mortar
 tián cave / hole
 yī gān jìn dòng (golf) hole in one
 qiān lǐ zhī dī , kuì yú yǐ xué An ant hole causing the collapse of a great dike. / Huge damage from a moment's negligence. (idiom)
 xiǎo dòng bù dǔ chén dà chuán A small hole not plugged will sink a great ship.
 xiǎo dòng bù dǔ , dà dòng shòu kǔ A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom) / A stitch in time saves nine.
 xiǎo dòng bù dǔ , dà dòng chī kǔ A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom) / A stitch in time saves nine.
 xiǎo dòng bù dǔ , dà dòng nán bǔ If you don't plug the small hole, the big hole will be hard to repair (idiom) / A stitch in time saves nine.
 xiǎo dòng bù bǔ dà dòng chī kǔ A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom) / a stitch in time saves nine
 gǒng bì a flat round jade ornament with a hole at the center / fig. a treasure
 fāng ruì yuán záo to put a square peg in a round hole / incompatible (idiom)
 shū the hole in the center of a wheel accommodating the axle (archaic)
 dòng kǒng hole
 yì liú kǒng bleed hole / overflow pipe / spill vent
 gǒu dòu dog hole / gap caused by missing teeth / fig. den of thieves
 gǒu dòu dà kāi dog hole wide open (idiom) / fig. gap caused by missing teeth (used mockingly)
 bì yù jade disk with a hole in the center
 lǎo shǔ dòng mouse hole
 máo liàn kǒng hawsehole (small hole for anchor cable or hawser in the side of ship)
 zuān yǎn to drill a hole / drilling
 qǔ dòng hole due to dental caries
 bái dòng white hole (cosmology)
 chòu yǎng dòng ozone hole
  Central Bering Sea Donut Hole / Donut Hole
 miǎn dòng coronal hole
  Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock Resources in the Central Bering Sea / Donut Hole Convention
  Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock Resources in the Central Bering Sea / Donut Hole Convention
 gē lǒng shì wén jiàn jià pigeon hole
  repair the ozone hole
·  Woods Hole Research Center
  exploratory hole
  sink hole
  Banana Hole
 chuī kǒng (of a musical instrument) blow hole
 dí mó membrane which covers a hole in a flute and produces a buzzing tone
 mó kǒng hole in the body of a musical instrument, covered with a membrane which produces a buzzing tone
 yī jī rù dòng hole in one (golf)
 kēng old variant of 坑[keng1] / pit / hole
 pái shuǐ kǒng plughole / drainage hole
 cáo kǒng slot / groove / slotted hole
窿 kū long yǎn small hole

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