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きり, 切り, 限り, 切, 限
1. end, finish, stop
See 切りがない・1, See 切りのない
2. bounds, limits
esp. 限り,限
3. delivery date (of a futures contract)
4. finale (of a noh song), end of an act (in jōruri or kabuki), final performance of the day (in vaudeville)
Suffix, Counter
5. counter for slices (esp. thick slices), counter for cuts (e.g. fish, meat)
切る, きる
Conjugated: 切り
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to cut, to cut through, to perform (surgery)
See 縁を切る
2. to sever (connections, ties)
3. to turn off (e.g. the light)
See 電話を切る
4. to terminate (e.g. a conversation), to hang up (the phone), to disconnect
5. to punch (a ticket), to tear off (a stub)
きりがない, 切りがない, 切りが無い, キリがない
Expression, See 切りのない, Usually in kana
1. endless, boundless, innumerable
2. endless, never-ending, going on forever
みじん切り, 微塵切り, みじんぎり
finely chopped (cooking)
締め切り, 締切り, 締切, 〆切, 〆切り, 乄切り, 閉め切り, 閉切り, しめきり
not 閉め切り, etc.
1. deadline, closing, cut-off, end
2. cofferdam
May take 'no', not 〆切, etc.
3. closed (door, window, etc.)
切り替える, 切替える, 切り換える, 切りかえる, 切換える, 切り変える, きりかえる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
to change, to exchange, to convert, to renew, to throw a switch, to replace, to switch over
切り離す, 切り放す, きりはなす
Godan verb, Transitive
to detach, to decapitate, to cut loose, to let loose, to dismember
切り, かわきり
beginning, start
切り, 切札, きりふだ
1. trump card
2. ace up one's sleeve, secret weapon
切り抜ける, 切抜ける, きりぬける
Ichidan verb, Transitive
to cut one's way through, to tide over, to struggle through, to get over
切り替え, 切り換え, 切替え, 切換え, 切替, 切換, きりかえ
exchange, conversion, replacement, switching (to), switchover
切り開く, 切り拓く, 切開く, 切り墾く, きりひらく
Godan verb, Transitive
to clear (land), to open up, to cut through
思い切り, 思いきり, おもいきり
1. with all one's strength, with all one's heart, to the utmost
2. resolution, decisiveness
切り出す, 切りだす, 切出す, 伐り出す, 伐りだす, 鑽り出す, きりだす
Only 切り出す, Only 切りだす, Only 切出す, Only 伐り出す, Only 伐りだす, Godan verb, Transitive
1. to quarry, to cut (timber), to cut and carry off
2. to begin to talk, to break the ice, to broach
Only 鑽り出す
3. to start a fire (with flint, by rubbing sticks together, etc.)
4. to select and extract (from a media file), to splice out
切り倒す, 斬り倒す, 切倒す, きりたおす
Godan verb, Transitive
to cut down, to chop down, to fell
切り詰める, 切りつめる, 切詰める, きりつめる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to shorten, to cut short, to trim
2. to cut down on, to reduce, to economize, to economise
切り取る, 切りとる, 切取る, きりとる
Godan verb, Transitive
to cut off, to excise, to tear off, to cut out, to whittle down, to tear out, to cut down, to amputate
切り, 句切り, くぎり
1. punctuation, pause, juncture
2. end, (place to) stop
打ち切り, 打切り, うちきり
1. end, close, finish, truncation, discontinuance, closure, cancellation, breaking off, aborting
2. end of play (in go)
切り, 仕切, しきり
1. partition, division, boundary, compartment
2. settlement of accounts
Sumo term
3. preliminary warm-up ritual, toeing the mark
4. directing, controlling, managing, taking responsibility for
とびきり, 飛び切り, 飛切り
May take 'no', Usually in kana
1. best, extra-fine, superfine, unequalled
Adverbial noun
2. exceptionally, extraordinarily, by far
orig. meaning
3. jumping and slashing (e.g. at an enemy)
切り捨てる, 切捨てる, 斬り捨てる, きりすてる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to cut down, to slay
2. to truncate, to round down, to round off
3. to omit, to discard, to cast away
切り上げる, 切上げる, きりあげる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to close (at a certain point), to cut short, to stop early, to finish (at a convenient spot)
2. to round up (number)
3. to revalue (currency)
切り込む, 斬り込む, 切込む, 斬込む, きりこむ
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to cut deep into
2. to cut one's way into (an enemy position), to rush on, to raid, to attack
3. to press someone hard (e.g. with questions), to get to the heart of (a matter)
切り, 裏切者, うらぎりもの
betrayer, traitor, turncoat, informer
切り, うらぎり
treachery, betrayal, perfidy
切り捨て, 切捨て, 斬り捨て, 斬捨て, きりすて
1. cutting a person down (without a second thought), sacrificing, throwing to the wolves, treating as sword fodder
See 切り上げ・2
2. omission, rounding down (e.g. fractions), truncation
切り下げ, きりさげ
devaluation (e.g. of currency), markdown, write-down, undercutting
押し切り, 押切り, 押切, おしきり
1. straw cutter, short mane
2. pressing and cutting
切り, みきり
1. abandonment, giving up, forsaking
2. bargain sale, selling off cheaply
3. edge (e.g. of an architectural member), boundary
切り落とす, 切り落す, 切落す, 切落とす, きりおとす
Godan verb, Transitive
to cut off, to lop off, to prune
切り返す, 切返す, 斬り返す, きりかえす
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to slash back
2. to strike back, to counterattack, to retort
3. to cut the wheel
See 切り返し・2, Sumo term
4. to perform a twisting backward knee trip
切り, 切口, 截り口, きりくち
1. cut end, section, opening, slit
2. point of view, (different) perspective, new approach
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