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Meaning of 勾

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  • Pinyin: gōu

    English Definition: to attract; to arouse; to tick; to strike out; to delineate; to collude; variant of , hook
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用笔画出符号,表示删除或截取:勾销。勾乙(在报刊书籍的某些词句两端画上像“乙”的记号,表示作为资料)。
    ②画出形象的轮廓,描画:勾画。勾勒。
    ③用灰、水泥等涂抹建筑物的缝(féng):勾缝。
    ④调和使黏,调味:勾芡。
    ⑤牵引,招引:勾引。勾通。
    ⑥停留,逗留:勾留。
    ⑦摄取:勾魂摄魄(形容使人心神摇荡,控制不住)。
    ⑧中国古代数学著作中称不等腰直角三角形中较短的直角边:勾股定理。

    Example Words:
    勾结 gōu jié to collude with; to collaborate with; to gang up with
    勾勒 gōu to draw the outline of; to outline; to sketch; to delineate contours of; to give a brief account of
    勾画 gōu huà to sketch out; to delineate
    勾引 gōu yǐn to seduce; to tempt
    勾搭 gōu da to gang up; to fool around with; to make up to
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  • Pinyin: gòu

    English Definition: see 勾当
    Chinese Definition:
    ①事情,多指坏事:勾当。
    ②古同“够”,达到,探取。
    ③姓氏。

    Example Words:
    勾当 gòu dàng shady business
    拉勾儿 gòu r to cross little fingers (between children) as a promise
    无耻勾当 chǐ gòu dàng shameless practices (idiom)
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