"Rival" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 duì shǒu opponent / rival / competitor / (well-matched) adversary / match
 jìng zhēng duì shǒu rival / competitor
 pǐ dí to be equal to / to be well-matched / rival
 dí enemy / to be a match for / to rival / to resist / to withstand
 duì dí zhě rival
 dǎ duì tái to compete / to rival
 wú dí unequalled / without rival / a paragon
 qíng dí rival in love
 liǎng quán qí měi to satisfy rival demands (idiom) / to get the best of both worlds / to have it both ways / to have one's cake and eat it too
 zhēng fēng chī cù to rival sb for the affection of a man or woman / to be jealous of a rival in a love affair
鸿 Hóng mén Yàn Feast at Hongmen / (fig.) banquet set up with the aim of murdering a guest / refers to a famous episode in 206 BC when future Han emperor Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liu2 Bang1] escaped attempted murder by his rival Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽[Xiang4 Yu3]
 chàng duì tái xì to put on a rival show (idiom) / to set oneself up against sb / to get into confrontation
 An1 Dé hǎi An Dehai (-1869), the Qing equivalent of Rasputin, all-powerful court eunuch with the dowager empress Cixi 慈禧太后[Ci2 xi3 tai4 hou4], executed in 1869 by her rival Empress Mother Empress Dowager Ci'an 慈安皇太后
 jiè shǒu chú dí to use a proxy to eliminate a rival (idiom)
 dí dàng rival productions (of the same opera in neighboring theaters)
 Chǔ hé Hàn jiè lit. the river that divides Chu and Han / fig. a line that divides rival territories / the mid-line between sides on a Chinese chessboard
 wú rén néng jí nobody can compete with / unmatched by anybody / without rival
 Xiū xī dǐ dé xiàn jǐng Thucydides trap (theory that war results when a dominant established power fears the rise of a rival power)
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