(pos:動詞) <explanation> yue:一種死刑，將犯人從腰切斷，長時間受痛苦而死 eng:to sever one's waist to death; to cut somebody at the waist <eg> yue:以前嘅劊子手負責斬首之外，亦都會腰斬犯人。 (ji5 cin4 ge3 kui2 zi2 sau2 fu6 zaak3 zaam2 sau2 zi1 ngoi6, jik6 dou1 wui5 jiu1 zaam2 faan6 jan4.) eng:Apart from beheading, executioners were also in charge of cutting prisoners at their waists. ---- <explanation> yue:一件計劃好嘅事發展到中途忽然間主動中止、停頓、取消 eng:to suddenly stop something planned from going on; to come to a sudden stop; to cancel while it is in progress <eg> yue:呢個節目要腰斬。 (ni1 go3 zit3 muk6 jiu3 jiu1 zaam2.) eng:The show has to be stopped midway. <eg> yue:因為天氣關係，馬拉松被迫腰斬。 (jan1 wai6 tin1 hei3 gwaan1 hai6, maa5 laai1 cung4 bei6 bik1 jiu1 zaam2.) eng:The marathon had to be cancelled due to the bad weather.