The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 保險

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保險 〈bǎo xiǎn〉 {{zh-forms}} {{wikipedia}} pronunciation {{zh-pron }}
definitions: {{zh-hanzi}}
  1. {{†}} to guard a strategic place; to defend a strategic pass
  2. safe; secure {{zh-usex}}
  3. safety mechanical device on a firearm
  4. to assure; to guarantee {{zh-usex}}
  5. (colloquial) to be bound to; to be sure to {{zh-usex}}
  6. (obsolete, dialectal) certainly
  7. insurance; indemnity equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another in exchange for payment {{zh-usex}}
descendants: {{Sinoxenic-word}} {{zh-cat}}

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