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Meaning of 揪

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Pinyin: jiū
English Definition: to seize; to clutch; to grab firmly and pull
Chinese Definition:
①用手抓住或扭住:揪住。揪心。揪辫子。
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
揪心 jiū xīn lit. grips the heart; worried; anxious
揪出 jiū chū to uncover; to ferret out (the culprit)
揪揪 jiū jiū creased and crumpled; depressed
揪斗 jiū dòu to seize and subject to public criticism (form of persecution during the Cultural Revolution)
揪住 jiū zhù to grab
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