Meaning of 握

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English Definition: to hold; to grasp; to clench (one's fist); to master; classifier: a handful
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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Example Words
掌握 zhǎng to grasp (often fig.); to control; to seize (initiative, opportunity, destiny); to master; to know well; to understand sth well and know how to use it; fluency
把握 to grasp (also fig.); to seize; to hold; assurance; certainty; sure (of the outcome)
握手 shǒu to shake hands
在握 zài (fig.) to hold in one's hands; to be within grasp
握别 bié to shake hands
More: 握* | *握 | *握*
Example Sentences
Then they had already melted down for I held them the whole time.
When we headed back to the party, he held my hand and gave me a hug goodbye when I found my friends.
Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be OK.
They handshook their way out of the church.
Holding and guiding my right hand, he wrote a number of Chinese words with me.