Meaning of 奔

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(Trad.: 犇)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A man running through a field of grass
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] big, great, vast, high, deep
    • [ huì ] general term for plants; myriads
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  • Pinyin: bēn
    English Definition: to hurry; to rush; to run quickly; to elope; (used in given names); variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    奔赴 bēn to rush to; to hurry to
    奔波 bēn to rush about; to be constantly on the move
    奔跑 bēn pǎo to run
    奔驰 bēn chí Benz (name); Mercedes-Benz, German car maker
    奔驰 bēn chí to run quickly; to speed; to gallop
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  • Pinyin: bèn
    English Definition: to go to; to head for; towards
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    投奔 tóu bèn to seek shelter; to seek asylum
    逃奔 táo bèn to run away to; to flee
    各奔前程 bèn qián chéng each goes his own way (idiom); each person has his own life to lead
    直奔 zhí bèn to go straight to; to make a beeline for
    各奔东西 bèn dōng to go separate ways (idiom); to part ways with sb; Taiwan pr. [ge4 ben1 dong1 xi1]
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Example Sentences
He's getting on for sixty.
When he was driving along Catford Street recently, he saw two thieves rush out of a shop and run towards a waiting car. One of them was carrying a bag full of money.
It is also a place of fun. Running down a dune is easier than trekking up it, especially when you bound in great leaps and fly through the air.
When the first U.S. patients fell victim to the new H1N1 flu, they may not have immediately thought to call their doctor or run to the nearest emergency room.
He jumped up from the table, grabbed his hat and ran out of the door.