Meaning of 凑

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(Trad.: 湊)
Pinyin: còu
English Definition: to gather together, pool or collect; to happen by chance; to move close to; to exploit an opportunity
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (ice) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
凑巧 còu qiǎo fortuitously; luckily; as chance has it
凑合 còu he to bring together; to make do in a bad situation; to just get by; to improvise; passable; not too bad
凑近 còu jìn to approach; to lean close to
紧凑 jǐn còu compact; terse; tight (schedule)
拼凑 pīn còu to assemble; to put together
More: 凑* | *凑 | *凑*
Example Sentences
And then, as introverts, we don't get together and share our experiences, so we assume we're all alone.
A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing but together can decide nothing can be done.
It happened to be a Sunday.
The others barely glanced at it and went back to their shovels, almost enthusiastically, searching for the French Woman, but I went up to the body and forced myself to look at it closely.
Indeed, it would be an improbable bit of luck if this particular world did happen to have all the right stuff for life, since so many ingredients and conditions have to fall in line.