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鲸吞蚕食
Pinyin
jīng tūn cán shí
Explanation
Meaning
像鲸鱼吞食一口吞下,像蚕吃桑叶逐步侵占。比喻用各种手段侵吞。
Context
清·王韬《英宜保土》:“若土耳机三土一旦为俄所鲸吞蚕食,则地兼三海,拓疆万里。”
Example
~言终验,敌弱朋强局已更。 ◎柳亚子《屈辱》诗
Synonyms
蚕食鲸吞
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、宾语;含贬义
 
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