Meaning of 扒

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to peel; to skin; to tear; to pull down; to cling to (sth on which one is climbing); to dig
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    扒皮 to flay; to skin; (fig.) to exploit; to take advantage of
    扒车 chē to pull oneself up onto a moving vehicle
    扒拉 to push lightly; to flick to one side; to get rid of
    扒开 kāi to pry open or apart; to spread (sth) open with both hands
    绷扒吊拷 bèng diào kǎo to strip, tie up, hang and beat sb, an ancient torture technique
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to rake up; to steal; to braise; to crawl
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    扒手 shǒu pickpocket
    扒窃 qiè to steal; to pick pockets; to frisk
    谨防扒手 jǐn fáng shǒu Be on guard against pickpockets!; Beware of thieves!
    鸡扒 see 鸡排
    扒灰 huī incest between father-in-law and daughter-in-law
    More: 扒* | *扒 | *扒*
Example Sentences
The detective was nosing around in the crowd, looking for pickpockets.
There was a pickpocketing case that occurred at the bar last night.