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Meaning of 伏

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to lean over; to fall (go down); to hide (in ambush); to conceal oneself; to lie low; hottest days of summer; to submit; to concede defeat; to overcome; to subdue; volt
Chinese Definition:
①趴,脸向下,体前屈:伏卧。伏案读书。
②低下去:此起彼伏。
③屈服,承认错误或受到惩罚:伏法。伏输。伏辩(伏罪的供状,亦作“伏辨”)。
④使屈服:降伏。降龙伏虎。
⑤隐藏:伏兵。埋伏。
⑥农历划分夏季最炎热的三个阶段:伏日。伏旱。伏暑。伏天。
⑦姓氏。
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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: A person acting like a dog
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Example Words
起伏 to move up and down; to undulate; ups and downs
埋伏 mái to ambush; to lie in wait for; to lie low; ambush
潜伏 qián to hide; to cover up; to conceal
此起彼伏 up here, down there (idiom); to rise and fall in succession; no sooner one subsides, the next arises; repeating continuously; occurring again and again (of applause, fires, waves, protests, conflicts, uprisings etc)
伏兵 bīng hidden troops; ambush
More: 伏* | *伏 | *伏*
Example Sentences
1
They have to lurk.
2
Solar panels can generate electricity.
3
The plot of this novel is very exciting.
4
There are always ups and downs in life.
5
He had ups and downs in his speech, keeping people's emotions at a high level all the time.