See also: 腰斩

ChineseEdit

 
waist; lower back; pocket; middle
behead; chop
trad. (腰斬)
simp. (腰斩)
alternative forms 要斬要斩

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

腰斬

  1. (historical) to cut someone in half at the waist (an ancient form of punishment)
  2. (figuratively) to cut (something) in half; to terminate prematurely; to cancel