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Meaning of 钩

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(Trad.: 鉤)
Pinyin: gōu
English Definition: to hook; to sew; to crochet; hook; check mark or tick; window catch
Chinese Definition:
①悬挂或探取东西用的器具,形状弯曲,头端尖锐:钩子。秤钩儿。火钩子。
②形状像钩子的:蝎的钩子。钩针。
③汉字笔形之一(亅、乛、乚、乙等)。
④用钩形物搭、挂或探取:钩住树枝爬上去。
⑤研究,探寻:钩玄。钩沉。钩校(jiào)。
⑥牵连:钩党(指相牵连的同党)。
⑦同“勾”。
⑧一种缝纫法,多指缝合衣边:钩贴边。
⑨古代兵器:钩戟。纯钩(剑名)。吴钩(刀名)。
⑩镰刀。
⑾古代称圆规。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A metal hook ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ gōu ] to hook, to join, to connect; to entice
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Example Words:
钩子 [ gōu zi ]: hook
挂钩 [ guà gōu ]: hook (on which to hang sth); to couple; to link together; to establish contact with; hook; coupling links (e.g. between two railway coaches)
上钩 [ shàng gōu ]: to take the bait
上钩儿 [ shàng gōu r ]: erhua variant of 上钩
倒钩 [ dào gōu ]: barb; bicycle kick, or overhead kick (football)
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