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Meaning of 撮

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  • Pinyin: cuō

    English Definition: to pick up (a powder etc) with the fingertips; to scoop up; to collect together; to extract; to gather up; classifier: pinch; Taiwan pr. [cuo4]
    Chinese Definition:
    ①聚起,多指用簸箕状的器具铲起东西:撮成一堆。撮土。撮合。
    ②取,摘取:撮要。
    ③用手指捏取细碎的东西:撮药。
    ④中国市制容量单位,一升的千分之一。
    ⑤量词:一撮米。
    ⑥撮东西用的器具:撮子。撮箕。

    Example Words:
    撮合 cuō he to play matchmaker; to act as a middleman
    撮土为香 cuō wéi xiāng to burn incense in the dust (idiom)
    More: 撮* | *撮 | *撮*
  • Pinyin: zuǒ

    English Definition: classifier for hair or grass: tuft; Taiwan pr. [cuo4]
    Chinese Definition:
    ①量词,用于成丛的毛发:剪下一撮头发。
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