Meaning of 陡

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Pinyin: dǒu
English Definition: steep; precipitous; abrubtly; suddenly; unexpectedly
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hill) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] place, town, city
    • [ zǒu ] to walk, to run, to flee
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Example Words
陡然 dǒu rán suddenly; unexpectedly; abruptly; precipitously; stumbling
陡峭 dǒu qiào precipitous
陡坡 dǒu steep incline; water chute; sluice
陡壁 dǒu steep cliff; precipice; vertical slope
陡变 dǒu biàn to change precipitously
More: 陡* | *陡 | *陡*
Example Sentences
All around it rose, high and steep, the green hills.
It was thrilling to have managed such a steep climb in the heat - plus we now had an equally steep downhill stretch to look forward to.
This is not to try to fly, Dr. Dial said, but to serve the same role as a spoiler on a race car: to keep the bird on the ground so it can generate more force with its feet and climb steep walls.
There are false dawns along the way, when you think the climb (and your own strength) is nearly at an end, only to discover another long incline ahead which is even steeper than the last.
The hill was so steep that the old bicyle had difficulty getting up.