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Meaning of 噎

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to choke (on); to choke up; to suffocate
Chinese Definition:
①食物塞住了嗓子:因噎废食。噎着了。
②因为迎风而呼吸因难:这风真噎人。
③说话顶撞人,使人无话可答:他说话能把人噎死。
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] one (bankers' anti-fraud numeral)
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Example Words
抽噎 chōu to sob
因噎废食 yīn fèi shí lit. not eating for fear of choking (idiom); fig. to cut off one's nose to spite one's face; to avoid sth essential because of a slight risk
哽噎 gěng to choke on one's food; to be choked up emotionally, unable to speak
噎住 zhù to choke (on); to choke off (in speech)
胸噎 xiōng thoracic choke (animal harness)
More: 噎* | *噎 | *噎*
Example Sentences
1
I think that woman is choking!
2
We might be said to choke on our success.
3
This choked the emperor off.
4
Every hiccough of our sewers costs us a thousand francs.
5
It appears that he choked on it, sir.