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Meaning of 勒

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (strength) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ ] leather, animal hide; to reform; to remove
    • [ ] strength, power; capability, influence
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  • Pinyin: lēi

    English Definition: to strap tightly; to bind
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用绳子等捆住和套住,然后用力拉紧:勒紧。
    ②方言,强制,逼迫。

    Example Words:
    勒死 [ lēi ]: to strangle
    勒紧 [ lēi jǐn ]: to tighten
    勒勒车 [ lēi lēi chē ]: wagon (yoked to beast of burden)
    勒毙 [ lēi ]: to strangle or throttle to death
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to rein in; to compel; to force; to carve; to engrave; (literary) to command; to lead; bridle; (physics) abbr. for 勒克斯 , lux
    Chinese Definition:
    ①套在牲畜上带帽子的笼头:马勒。
    ②收住缰绳不使前进:悬崖勒马。
    ③强制:勒令。勒索。
    ④统率:勒兵。
    ⑤雕刻:勒石。勒碑。勒铭。

    Example Words:
    勒令 [ lìng ]: to order; to force
    勒索 [ suǒ ]: to blackmail; to extort
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