Meaning of 拖

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Pinyin: tuō
English Definition: to drag; to tow; to trail; to hang down; to mop (the floor); to delay; to drag on
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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Example Words
拖欠 tuō qiàn in arrears; behind in payments; to default on one's debts
拖拉机 tuō tractor; Classifiers:
拖延 tuō yán to delay; to put off; to procrastinate
拖鞋 tuō xié slippers; sandals; flip-flops; Classifiers:
拖累 tuō lěi to encumber; to be a burden on; to implicate
More: 拖* | *拖 | *拖*
Example Sentences
Don't delay any more.
He dragged himself after her.
Don't put off today's work till tomorrow.
I chose black - so out went the brown loafers, the navy blue pumps, the bronze kitten heels, the silver flats, etc.
A guy I know was towing his boat home from a fishing trip to Lake Huron when his car broke down.