Meaning of 拓

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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to make a rubbing (e.g. of an inscription)
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    拓片 piàn rubbings from a tablet
    拓本 běn rubbing of inscription
    拓印 yìn stone rubbing (to copy an inscription)
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  • Pinyin: tuò
    English Definition: to expand; to push sth with the hand; to develop; to open up; surname Tuo
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    开拓 kāi tuò to break new ground (for agriculture); to open up (a new seam); to develop (border regions); fig. to open up (new horizons)
    拓展 tuò zhǎn to expand
    拓宽 tuò kuān to broaden
    拓荒 tuò huāng to open up land (for agriculture)
    拓荒者 tuò huāng zhě pioneer; groundbreaker
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Example Sentences
We need to explore the import market.
The company is considering expanding into new markets in Asia.
The company is expanding its business into new markets.
Learning a foreign language can broaden your horizons.
By cultivating hobbies and interests, one can broaden their horizons.