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Meaning of 揽

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(Trad.: 攬)
Pinyin: lǎn
English Definition: to monopolize; to seize; to take into one's arms; to embrace; to fasten (with a rope etc); to take on (responsibility etc); to canvass
Chinese Definition:
①把持:揽持。独揽大权。
②拉到自己这方面或自己身上来:包揽。招揽。承揽。揽客。揽活儿。
③搂,捆:把孩子揽在怀里。
④取:揽秀。揽胜。摘星揽月。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ lǎn ] to look over, to inspect, to view, to perceive
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Example Words
包揽 bāo lǎn to monopolize; to take on responsibility over everything; to undertake the whole task
总揽 zǒng lǎn to assume full responsibility; to be in full control; to monopolize
承揽 chéng lǎn to contract for an entire project
招揽 zhāo lǎn to attract (customers); to drum up (trade)
统揽 tǒng lǎn to be in overall charge; to have overall control
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