Meaning of 蜷

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Pinyin: quán
English Definition: to curl up (like a scroll); to huddle; Melania libertina; wriggle (as a worm)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Ideographic: To curl up like a worm ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
    • [ juǎn ] book, scroll, volume; curled up; to curl, to roll
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Example Words
蜷缩 quán suō to curl up; to huddle; to cower; cringing
蜷曲 quán twisted; coiled; curled
蜷伏 quán to curl up; to lie with knees drawn up; to huddle up
进道若蜷 jìn dào ruò quán entering the Way, you seem to coil back (Laozi 老子 , the Book of Dao 道德经 , Chap. 14); progress in the Dao can seem illusory
蜷局 quán to curl up; to coil
More: 蜷* | *蜷 | *蜷*
Example Sentences
Your back might be a bit hunched.
The kitten was sleeping curled up on the sofa.
The children cuddled up under the warm blankets.
The snake curled up in the long grass.
She turned away in disgust and anger; I cringed and flushed with embarrassment.