ถอย

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 退 (MC tʰuʌiH, “step back, withdraw”). Cognate with Lao ຖອຍ (thǭi), ᦏᦾ (ṫhoay), Shan ထွႆ (thǎui).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicถอย
tʰ ɒ y
Phonemic
{Short}
ถ็อย
tʰ ˘ ɒ y
RomanizationPaiboontɔ̌i
Royal Institutethoi
(standard) IPA(key)/tʰɔj˩˩˦/(R)
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VerbEdit

ถอย (tɔ̌i) (abstract noun การถอย)

  1. to move back, backwards, aside, or away; to cause to do so.
  2. (slang) to buy (a new car or other vehicle) [originating from an act of moving a new car out of a store].
  3. (slang, humorous) to buy or get (something new).
  4. to decrease; to reduce; to lessen; to diminish.
  5. to retreat; to withdraw.
  6. (figuratively) to give up; to admit defeat; to quit; to yield.

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