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to circle; to surround surname; name of a dynasty to save; to assist; to rescue surname
trad. (圍魏救趙)
simp. (围魏救赵)
Literally: “to besiege the State of Wei to rescue the State of Zhao”.
 
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圍魏救趙

  1. (figuratively) to relieve a besieged ally by attacking the home base of the besiegers