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ㄑㄩㄥˊ [qiong2.Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
VTo pursue to the limit, to exhaust: [qiong2jiu4]↓;
經 make thorough study of a classic;
理 to investigate to the bottom the laws of things;
兵黷武 exhaust all resources to build up military power, adopt a warlike policy;
年,日,年累日 spend years, days;
有生之日 devote all the remaining days of my life;
千里目,更上一層樓 ascend another storey to see a thousand miles;
目 as far as the eye can see.
Adj(1)  Exhausted, hard pressed, frustrated, pushed to the limit: 運,運 hard luck;
be at the end of one's tether, reach the end of one's power, (“exhaust all tricks”), hard up;
日暮途途,山水盡 come to the end of one's rope;
冬 deep winter;
老 until old age;
see 困,[qiong2kun4], [qiong2chou2]↓;
當益堅 the more hard-pressed, the more one must fight back;
寇勿追 don't push s.o. to the wall, do not press on a desperate thief;
而後工 in poetry one gains depth after suffering.
(2)  Poor, impoverished: see 苦,[qiong2ku3], [qiong2fa2]↓;
人 poor people;
親戚 poor relations;
鬼,漢,光蛋,措大,骨頭 (derog.) poor devil, miserable wretch;
滴滴,拉拉,巴巴的 very poor, destitute;
嫌富不要 (of goods) too costly for the poor and not good enough for those who can pay;
家富路 be thrifty at home and spend liberally while travelling;
鄉僻壤 a district shut off from the outside world.
Adv(1)  Despite poverty: 開心,作樂 enjoy oneself despite poverty;
逛 play about without too much cash;
大手 spend extravagantly although poor.
(2)  Exhaustively: 追 pursue relentlessly;
治 to investigate thoroughly (a case);
Words1.愁 [qiong2chou2], adj., hard up and depressed. 
2.髮 [qiong2fa3], phr., 髮之北 (AC) up north where nothing grows. 
3.乏 [qiong2fa2], adj., poor and needy. 
4.盡 [qiong2jin4], v.t., to exhaust (resources). 
5.究 [qiong2jiu4], v.t., pursue, investigate thoroughly (a case); study deeply (astronomy, etc.). 
6.極 [qiong2ji2](1)  adv., extremely: 極奢麗 extremely extravagant; (2)  phr., destitute. 
7.困 [qiong2kun4], adj., needy, poverty-stricken, in straitened circumstances. 
8.空 [qiong2kong1], adj., poverty-stricken. 
9.苦 [qiong2ku3], adj., hard-up. 
10.忙 [qiong2mang2], adj., kept busy making the ends meet. 
11.民 [qiong2min2], n., the poor and destitute. 
12.人 [qiong2ren2], n., poor people. 
13.生 [qiong2sheng1], n., (Chin. theater) the role of a poor scholar. 
14.巷 [qiong2xiang4]1, n., a small alley. 
15.相 [qiong2xiang4]2, n., abject look; unprepossessing appearance. 
16.形 [qiong2xing2], n., in 形盡相 (1)  see [qiong2xiang4]2 ↑; (2)  (of lit. portrayal) give a penetrating description (of the wicked). 
17.凶 [qiong2xiong1], phr., 凶極惡 villainous without any redeeming feature. 
18.酸 [qiong2suan1], adj., (of scholar) poor and envious, sharply critical of others. 
19.措大 [qiong2cuo4da4], n., a penniless person (orig. wr. 醋大 see [qiong2suan1]↑). 
20.通 [qiong2tong1], n., fortune and misfortune, success and failure: 通有命 success and failure are predestined; 則變,變則通 (phr.) when all means are exhausted, changes become necessary; once changed, a solution emerges. 
21.途 [qiong2tu2], n., (lit. & fig.) the end of the road, a rough time: 日暮途 poor and helpless.