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See also: Tiêu and tiểu

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“to consume”)

VerbEdit

tiêu

  1. Clipping of tiêu hoá (to digest). (to separate food in the alimentary canal)
    ăn không tiêu
    not to be able to digest food
  2. (figuratively) to be able to take in and process knowledge or information
    chậm tiêu
    dim-witted

Etymology 2Edit

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VerbEdit

tiêu

  1. (only in compounds) to cease to exist
    tiêu tan
    to vanish
    tiêu đời
    to drop dead
  2. (informal) to be screwed bigtime
    Tiêu rồi!
    We're screwed!

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

tiêu

  1. (music) a vertical bamboo flute used in traditional Vietnamese music

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