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
We need to carefully consider the plan.
Someone knocked on the door and gave me a shock.
I knocked on the door many times, but no one answered.
I opened the door when someone knocked.
He knocked on the door for a long time and finally came in.