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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:
    ①用胳膊夹着:挟持。挟山超海(喻不可能做到的事)。
    ②倚仗势力或抓住人的弱点强迫人服从:要(y乷)挟。挟制。挟势(仗势)。
    ③心里怀着(怨恨等):挟恨。挟怨。挟嫌。

    Example Words:
    挟天子以令天下 [ xié tiān lìng tiān xià ]: (expr.) hold the feudal overlord and you control the whole country
    挟天子以令诸侯 [ xié tiān lìng zhū hóu ]: (expr.) hold the feudal overlord and you control his vassals
    挟带 [ xié dài ]: to carry along; to carry on one's person; to carry secretly
    挟怨 [ xié yuàn ]: to hold a grudge
    挟持 [ xié chí ]: to seize
  • Pinyin: jiā

    English Definition: old variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    ①古同“夹”,从物体两边钳住。
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