Meaning of 憋

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Pinyin: biē
English Definition: to choke; to stifle; to restrain; to hold back; to hold in (urine); to hold (one's breath)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] to break, to destroy; ruined, tattered
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words
憋闷 biē men to feel oppressed; to be depressed; to feel dejected
憋气 biē to feel suffocated or oppressed; to choke with resentment; to feel injured or resentful
憋屈 biē sullen
受憋 shòu biē to be financially hard up (colloquial)
憋一口气 biē kǒu to hold one's breath (colloquial)
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Example Sentences
He can' t hold himself back and starts to talk.