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Meaning of 蹑

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(Trad.: 躡)
Pinyin: niè
English Definition: to walk on tiptoe; to walk quietly; to tread (on); to follow
Chinese Definition:
①踩,踏:“张良、陈平蹑汉王足”。蹑足。
②追踪,跟随,轻步行走的样子:追蹑。蹑踪。蹑手蹑脚。
Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Ideographic: To walk quietly ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] foot; to attain, to satisfy; enough
    • [ niè ] to whisper; surname
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Example Words
蹑手蹑脚 niè shǒu niè jiǎo to walk quietly on tiptoe (idiom)
蹑足 niè to walk on tiptoe; to step on sb's foot; to join (a trade, profession etc); to associate with (a certain group of people)
蹑悄悄 niè qiāo qiāo softly; quietly
蹑踪 niè zōng to follow along behind sb (formal writing)
蹑屩担簦 niè juē dān dēng to make a long journey (idiom)
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Example Sentences
1
He tiptoed out of the ward.
2
She heard someone tiptoeing over.
3
Who are you that follow me with stealthy silent steps?
4
I listened carefully to do the footsteps, chickadee.
5
A milky twilight crept about the stairway and the landings below.