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:

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:
撑腰 [ chēng yāo ]: to support; to brace
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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