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Meaning of 锁

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(Trad.: 鎖)
Pinyin: suǒ
English Definition: to lock up; to lock; lock; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①加在门、箱子、抽屉等物体上的封缄器,要用专用的钥匙才能打开:门锁。密码锁。锁钥。
②用锁关住:把门锁上。
③链子:锁链。枷锁。
④幽闭:经济封锁。
⑤紧皱眉:愁眉双锁。
⑥一种缝纫方法,使衣料的边缘不致散开:锁边。锁扣眼。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • Above to below
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Example Words:
封锁 [ fēng suǒ ]: to blockade; to seal off
连锁 [ lián suǒ ]: to interlock; to be linked; chain (store etc)
一把钥匙开一把锁 [ yào shi kāi suǒ ]: One key opens one lock.; There is a different solution for each problem. (idiom)
倒锁 [ dào suǒ ]: locked in (with the door locked from the outside)
反锁 [ fǎn suǒ ]: locked in (with the door locked from the outside)
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