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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
    弗洛勒斯岛 luò lēi dǎo Flores, Indonesia; also written 弗洛里斯岛
    勒勒车 lēi lēi chē wagon (yoked to beast of burden)
    勒毙 lēi to strangle or throttle to death
    More: 勒* | *勒 | *勒*
  • 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:
    勾勒 gōu to draw the outline of; to outline; to sketch; to delineate contours of; to give a brief account of
    勒令 lìng to order; to force
    勒索 suǒ to blackmail; to extort
    敲诈勒索 qiāo zhà suǒ extortion and blackmail (idiom)
    悬崖勒马 xuán lit. to rein in the horse at the edge of the precipice (idiom); fig. to act in the nick of time
    More: 勒* | *勒 | *勒*
Example Sentences
1
The pack straps are too tight. They cut into the flesh.
2
The strap is too loose. Tighten it up a bit.
3
Except they got to go back to Nazareth.
4
And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
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Did Jesus of Nazareth really exist? What did he do?