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Meaning of 撑

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(Trad.: 撐)
Pinyin: chēng
English Definition: to support; to prop up; to push or move with a pole; to maintain; to open or unfurl; to fill to bursting point; brace; stay; support
Chinese Definition:
①支着,支持:撑竿跳。支撑。撑持(勉强支持)。撑腰(喻给予有力支持)。撑拒。撑门面。
②用篙使船前进:撑船。
③使张开:撑伞。撑口袋。
④使保持张开状态的器物:撑子。撑圈(quān)。
⑤饱胀到容不下的程度:吃撑着了。口袋撑破了。

Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ zhǎng ] in charge; the palm of the hand, the sole of the foot
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Example Words
支撑 zhī chēng to prop up; to support; strut; brace
撑腰 chēng yāo to support; to brace
硬撑 yìng chēng to make oneself do sth in spite of adversity, pain etc
撑杆跳高 chēng gān tiào gāo pole-vaulting
撑竿跳高 chēng gān tiào gāo pole vault; also written 撑杆跳高
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