Meaning of 捧

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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:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: An offering made with two hands ; also provides the pronunciation
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Example Words
捧场 pěng chǎng to cheer on (originally esp. as paid stooge); to root for sb; to sing sb's praises; to flatter
吹捧 chuī pěng to flatter; to laud sb's accomplishments; adulation
追捧 zhuī pěng to chase after (a popular person or item); to pursue; popularity
捧角 pěng jué to praise an actor; adulation
众星捧月 zhòng xīng pěng yuè lit. all the stars cup themselves around the moon (idiom, from Analects); fig. to view sb as core figure; to group around a revered leader; to revolve around sb
More: 捧* | *捧 | *捧*
Example Sentences
His joke made everyone burst into laughter.
The comedian's jokes had the audience in fits of laughter.
His paintings are expensive, but they are still sought after by many.
The worker held a kettle in both hands and poured everyone a cup of warm water.
Despite the media's criticism, he still received widespread acclaim.