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Meaning of 催

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Pinyin: cuī
English Definition: to urge; to press; to prompt; to rush sb; to hasten sth; to expedite
Chinese Definition:
①使赶快行动:催促。催办。催讨。
②使事物的产生、发展变化加快:催化。催生。催眠。催奶。催肥。
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ cuī ] high, lofty, towering; surname
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Example Words
催促 cuī to urge
催生 cuī shēng to induce labor; to expedite childbirth
催化剂 cuī huà catalyst
催化 cuī huà catalysis; to catalyze (a reaction)
催眠 cuī mián hypnosis
More: 催* | *催 | *催*
Example Sentences
1
He did not like us to rush him.
2
Go and hurry him up.
3
Without a boss waiting for you to get back from lunch, it can often be tempting to waste a few hours before returning to work.
4
The warm sun fetched the flowers out.
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My kids, for example, can make themselves breakfast, shower and dress themselves, brush their teeth, and generally get themselves ready in the morning with only minimal prompting from us.