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Meaning of 陷

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Pinyin: xiàn
English Definition: pitfall; trap; to get stuck; to sink; to cave in; to frame (false charge); to capture (a city in battle); to fall (to the enemy); defect
Chinese Definition:
①掉进,坠入,沉下:陷落。陷没。陷溺。陷于。陷入。
②为捉野兽挖的坑:陷坑。陷阱。
③凹进:双眼深陷。
④设计害人:陷害。诬陷。陷人于罪。
⑤攻破,占领:失陷。沦陷。
⑥缺点:缺陷。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: A place with a pit ; also provides the pronunciation
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Example Words
陷入 xiàn to sink into; to get caught up in; to land in (a predicament)
缺陷 quē xiàn defect; flaw; physical defect
陷阱 xiàn jǐng pitfall; snare; trap
陷于 xiàn caught in (a bad situation); to fall into (trap etc)
陷害 xiàn hài to entrap; to set up; to frame (up); to make false charges against
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