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Meaning of 拔

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to pull up; to pull out; to draw out by suction; to select; to pick; to stand out (above level); to surpass; to seize
Chinese Definition:
①抽,拉出,连根拽出:拔腿。拔草。拔牙。拔苗助长。
②夺取军事上的据点:连拔数城。
③吸出:拔毒。拔火罐儿。
④选取,提升:提拔。拔擢。
⑤超出,高出:海拔。挺拔。拔地(山、树、建筑物等高耸在地面上)。拔尖儿。出类拔萃。
⑥把东西放在凉水里使变凉:把西瓜放在冰水里拔一拔。
⑦改变:坚韧不拔。心志不可拔。

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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
选拔 xuǎn to select the best
海拔 hǎi height above sea level; elevation
提拔 to promote to a higher job; to select for promotion
挺拔 tǐng tall and straight
拔尖 jiān top-notch (colloquial); to push oneself to the front
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