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Pinyin: pěng
English Definition: to clasp; to cup the hands; to hold up with both hands; to offer (esp. in cupped hands); to praise; to flatter
Chinese Definition:
①两手托着:捧心(用手捂住胸,喻拙劣的模仿)。捧日。捧读(敬辞,读别人的文章等)。捧腹大笑。
②量词,用手能捧的东西:一捧红枣。
③奉承或代人吹嘘:捧场。吹捧。捧哏。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: An offering made with two hands ; also provides the pronunciation
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Example Words:
吹捧 [ chuī pěng ]: to flatter; to laud sb's accomplishments; adulation
捧上天 [ pěng shàng tiān ]: to praise to the skies
捧到天上 [ pěng dào tiān shàng ]: lit. to hold up to the skies; fig. to praise lavishly
捧哏 [ pěng gén ]: fall-guy; supporting role in comic dialogue 对口相声
捧场 [ pěng chǎng ]: to cheer on (originally esp. as paid stooge); to root for sb; to sing sb's praises; to flatter
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