Meaning of 掘

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Pinyin: jué
English Definition: to dig
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ ] to bend, to flex; bent, crooked, crouched
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Example Words
挖掘 jué to excavate; to dig; to unearth
发掘 jué to excavate; to explore; (fig.) to unearth; to tap into
开掘 kāi jué to excavate; to dig out; fig. to investigate (in an archive)
采掘 cǎi jué to excavate; to extract (ore)
临渴掘井 lín jué jǐng lit. not to dig a well until one is thirsty; to be unprepared and seek help at the last minute (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Whenever I have free time, I like to explore new interests and hobbies.
Only by bravely facing challenges can one explore one's unlimited potential.
They need a large excavator to dig out the soil from the construction site.
This leader is good at tapping the potential of employees and letting them realize their own value.
His insight is unique, always able to find the best among a crowd.