Meaning of 擒

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Pinyin: qín
English Definition: to capture
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Ideographic: To catch by hand ; also provides the pronunciation
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Example Words
擒获 qín huò to apprehend; to capture; to seize
生擒 shēng qín to capture alive
束手就擒 shù shǒu jiù qín hands tied and waiting to be captured
欲擒故纵 qín zòng In order to capture, one must let loose.; to loosen the reins only to grasp them better
手到擒来 shǒu dào qín lái stretch a hand and grab it (idiom); very easy
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