Meaning of 踵

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Pinyin: zhǒng
English Definition: to arrive; to follow; heel
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (foot) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] foot; to attain, to satisfy; enough
    • [ zhòng ] heavy, weighty; to double, to repeat
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Example Words
摩肩接踵 jiān jiē zhǒng lit. rubbing shoulders and following in each other's footsteps; a thronging crowd
接踵 jiē zhǒng to follow on sb's heels
摩顶放踵 dǐng fàng zhǒng to rub one's head and heels (idiom); to slave for the benefit of others; to wear oneself out for the general good
接踵而至 jiē zhǒng ér zhì to come one after another (idiom)
接踵而来 jiē zhǒng ér lái to come one after the other
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Example Sentences
Slowly lower your heel to the ground.
Raise the heel of the leg you are balancing on off the ground until your foot is fully extended.
"His Achilles' heel is the spending and that's what ultimately will catch up with him," said Republican strategist Scott Reed.
I honestly think that this is going to be Silverlight' s Achilles' heel!
We will need to ensure that those same technological innovations that provide advantage do not become our Achilles heel.