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
We are blocked by rockfall.
She was stopped on a step.
The police intercepted a suspicious vehicle.
She was about to escape with the key, but was suddenly stopped by her boyfriend.
Prepare valid documents for entry and exit, otherwise you may be intercepted.