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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
俯卧撑 [ chēng ]: press-up (physical exercise); push-up
吃饱了饭撑的 [ chī bǎo le fàn chēng de ]: having nothing better to do; see 吃饱撑着
吃饱撑着 [ chī bǎo chēng zhe ]: having nothing better to do
撑场面 [ chēng chǎng miàn ]: to keep up appearances; to put up a front
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