Meaning of 挟

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(Trad.: 挾)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Wedged in one's arms ; also provides the pronunciation
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  • Pinyin: xié
    English Definition: to clasp under the arm; to coerce
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    要挟 yāo xié to threaten; to blackmail
    挟持 xié chí to seize
    裹挟 guǒ xié to sweep along; to coerce
    挟带 xié dài to carry along; to carry on one's person; to carry secretly
    挟制 xié zhì forced submission; to exploit advantage to force sb to do one's bidding
    More: 挟* | *挟 | *挟*
  • Pinyin: jiā
    English Definition: old variant of
    Chinese Definition:
Example Sentences
"Yes, mother, " answered Pearl, "But if it be the Black Man, wilt thou not let me stay a moment, and look at him, with his big book under his arm?
The vicar having opened it and found it to contain a book, read a few pages; whereupon he jumped up from his seat and went straight to the shop with the book under his arm.
The sands in your way beg for your song and your movement, dancing water. Will you carry the burden of their lameness?
This is, effectively, the opposite of the other type of bandwagon, but usually provokes the same results.
We first saw smoke rising up in the valley, then the rocks and mud gushing out.