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give up; abandon
 
roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; (a measure word)
 
to pursue; to chase; individually; one by one
end; final stage; latter part
trad. (捨本逐末)
simp. (舍本逐末)

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IdiomEdit

捨本逐末

  1. to attend to minor unimportant details while neglecting the essentials