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
握住 [ zhù ]: to grip; to hold
在握 [ zài ]: (fig.) to hold in one's hands; to be within grasp
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