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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:
①拉,引领向前:牵引。牵曳。牵头。牵线。牵萝补屋(把萝藤拉上屋顶来补草房,形容生活困难,亦喻将就凑合)。
②关连,带累:牵连。牵强(勉强牵连在一起)。意惹情牵。

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:
牵制 [ qiān zhì ]: to control; to curb; to restrict; to impede; to pin down (enemy troops)
牵扯 [ qiān chě ]: to involve; to implicate; to be interrelated
牵动 [ qiān dòng ]: to affect; to produce a change in sth
牵连 [ qiān lián ]: to implicate; implicated; to link together
牵涉 [ qiān shè ]: to involve; implicated
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