Meaning of 敲

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Pinyin: qiāo
English Definition: to hit; to strike; to tap; to rap; to knock; to rip sb off; to overcharge
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (strike) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ gāo ] tall, lofty; high, elevated
    • [ ] to rap, to tap
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Example Words
敲打 qiāo to beat sb; to beat (a drum)
推敲 tuī qiāo to think over
敲击 qiāo to pound; to rap
敲诈 qiāo zhà to rip off; to extort (money); extortion; blackmail
敲定 qiāo dìng to come to a decision; to fix on (a date etc); to determine; to finalize; to nail down (a deal etc)
More: 敲* | *敲 | *敲*
Example Sentences
At that point her husband happened to knock on the door.
I have knocked.
We knocked on every door we could find and checked off every name on our list.
He hammered out "NO" on the keyboard.
How much did she rush you for that bike?