Meaning of 拷

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Pinyin: kǎo
English Definition: to beat; to flog; to examine under torture
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: To question by hand ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
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Example Words
拷贝 kǎo bèi copy; to copy (loanword)
拷问 kǎo wèn to question via torture
拷打 kǎo to beat a prisoner (to obtain confessions); to give sb the third degree; to torture
绷巴吊拷 bèng diào kǎo variant of 绷扒吊拷
绷扒吊拷 bèng diào kǎo to strip, tie up, hang and beat sb, an ancient torture technique
More: 拷* | *拷 | *拷*
Example Sentences
Judge: Right. Lock him up, officer.
Judge: Right. Lock him up, officer.
Jeff cuffed him to a table and we opened the door that led to the basement.
Then one morning at breakfast the boy suddenly blurted, "Mom, thetoast is burned.
Or, they copied the DOCTYPE tag out of a book and don' t know what it means.