Taxonomy of meanings for 斷:

  • 斷 duǎn (OC: toonʔ MC: tʷɑn) 都管切 上 廣韻:【斷絕俗作㫁断又徒管切 】
  • 斷 duàn (OC: toons MC: tʷɑn) 丁貫切 去 廣韻:【決斷俗作㫁断 】
    • DECIDE
      • nabactdecision-making; decision
      • vibe decisive
      • viacttake decisions; take the political decisions; make legal decisions
      • vt+V[0]decide to
      • vt+V[0]stativebe determined to
      • vtoNmake a definitive decision on
      • vtoNpassivebe decided
      • legal case>JUDGE
        • vt+prep+Npassivebe imposed by way of judgment on N
        • vtoNdetermine the merits of a case put forward; pass the final judgment
      • administrative matters concerning>GOVERN
          • the funeral businessBURY
        • grammaticalised: adverbial>CERTAIN
          • moral decisiveness>COURAGE
            • nabdispositiondicisiveness, decisive determination CA
            • vadVdecisively
      • 斷 duàn (OC: doonʔ MC: dʷɑn) 徒管切 上 廣韻:【絶也徒管切三 】
        • BREAK OFF
          • vtoNN=massget broken (not necessarily "be broken by someone".
          • vtoNperfectivebreak off, break to pieces
          • figurative>STOP
            • viactinterrupt oneself in doing what one is doing
            • vt+V[0]stop V-ing
            • vtoNstop; put a stop to
            • vtoNfigurativecut oneself of from, desist from; abstain from
            • vtoNfigurativebe cut off (with abstract nouns)
            • by use of language>FORBID
              • figurative: expected action>REFUSE
                • vtoNabstain with regard to; abstain from
            • with knife>CUT
              • vpostadVdegreeverbal complement: V to the degree of cutting/breaking off
              • vt+Nhave one's N cut off
              • vtoNcut off; cut up; mutilate; cut down
              • vtoNcausativehave cut off (one's own head)
              • vtoNpassivebe cut up; be cut off; have been cut off
              • resultative: so as to separate>DIVIDE
                • with lethal consequences>KILL
              • grammaticalised: time>FROM