Meaning of 剥

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(Trad.: 剝)
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: bāo
    English Definition: to peel; to skin; to shell; to shuck
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    剥皮 bāo to skin; to flay; to excoriate; to peel; to bark at sb; to physically punish sb
    抽丝剥茧 chōu bāo jiǎn lit. to spin silk from cocoons; fig. to make a painstaking investigation (idiom)
    剜眼剥皮 wān yǎn bāo to take cruel revenge on sb. (said hyperbolically) (idiom)
    剥皮钳 bāo qián wire stripper
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to peel; to skin; to flay; to shuck
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    剥削 xuē to exploit; exploitation
    剥夺 duó to deprive; to expropriate; to strip (sb of his property)
    剥离 to peel; to strip; to peel off; to come off (of tissue, skin, covering etc)
    剥削阶级 xuē jiē exploiting class (in Marxist theory)
    剥落 luò to peel off
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Example Sentences
Some of the trees are stripped off their bark and mechanically quartersawed.
In addition to the distinction of a white frock, every woman and girl carried in her right hand a peeled willow wand, and in her left a bunch of white flowers.
Burmans were bringing dahs and baskets even before I left, and I was told they had stripped his body almost to the bones by the afternoon.
He carefully stripped away the transparent paper and took out a valuable stamp.
And if my hands are busy I can peel them with my feet.