Meaning of 拘

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English Definition: to capture; to restrain; to constrain; to adhere rigidly to; inflexible
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [jùgou1] sentence, clause, phrase, paragraph; stanza
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Example Words
拘留 liú to detain (a prisoner); to keep sb in custody
拘束 shù to restrict; to restrain; constrained; awkward; ill at ease; uncomfortable; reticent
不拘 not stick to; not confine oneself to; whatever
拘谨 jǐn reserved; overcautious
不拘一格 not stick to one pattern
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Example Sentences
The police detained him for questioning.