Meaning of 牵

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(Trad.: 牽)
Pinyin: qiān
English Definition: to lead along; to pull (an animal on a tether); (bound form) to involve; to draw in
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A person pulling an ox by a rope
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] big, great, vast, high, deep
    • Above to below
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Example Words
牵头 qiān tóu to lead (an animal by the head); to take the lead; to coordinate (a combined operation); to mediate; a go-between (e.g. marriage broker)
牵动 qiān dòng to affect; to produce a change in sth
牵挂 qiān guà to worry about; to be concerned about
牵引 qiān yǐn to pull; to draw (a cart); to tow
牵涉 qiān shè to involve; implicated
More: 牵* | *牵 | *牵*
Example Sentences
Well,it may not be so farfetched.
I can go out and sit with them, or stroke them or hold them or be with them at any time I want.
Boy: May I hold your hand?
May I hold your hand?
I want them to see me - to know I was there, holding their hands, brushing their hair, reading them books, taking them for walks.