Meaning of 拦

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(Trad.: 攔)
Pinyin: lán
English Definition: to block sb's path; to obstruct; to flag down (a taxi)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
拦截 lán jié to intercept
阻拦 lán to stop; to obstruct
拦阻 lán to block; to obstruct
拦网 lán wǎng to intercept at the net (volleyball, tennis etc); to block
拦腰 lán yāo (hitting) squarely in the middle; (slicing) across the middle; to hold by the waist
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Example Sentences
A river blocked our way.
Reporters were barred from the courtroom.
Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
The summer rather lifts a leg to just walk, the woman shamelesses of block to come up.
Today, a lady stopped me in the streets of Buffalo to take my photo for the local paper - fame at last!