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For example,

我廢了你

It can roughly translate to "I'll waste/break/ruin you", but that doesn't sound too accurate.

What "廢" sounds like is kindof like "crippling" yet less severe than that.

From what I can tell, it sounds like extreme, violent damage yet nothing as permanent as crippling.

  • Wasting sounds right to me as the lesser version of crippling. – NS.X. May 16 '15 at 19:31
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废 is a slang, and as NS.X mentioned, "waste" is a pretty good translation, as in

I'mma waste you

Nonetheless, IMHO, 废 doesn't necessarily mean waste. Other meanings include:

  • What you thought it is, "to cripple".
  • "To destroy (life, job, etc)", as in

    我废了你(的人生)

    I'mma destroy your life

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废 is slang for beat up, to hurt someone badly.

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Changing the order makes more sense. 我废了你 = 我 make 你 废了。

I'll make you crap. Something like that. It just likes the ancient Chinese grammar.

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How about I'll tear you (up).
means disable sb. here, so tear up may be an appropriate expression.

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