Meaning of 刨

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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: páo
    English Definition: to dig; to excavate; (coll.) to exclude; not to count; to deduct; to subtract
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    刨根问底 páo gēn wèn to dig up roots and inquire at the base (idiom); to get to the bottom of sth
    刨根 páo gēn lit. to dig up the root; to get to the heart of (the matter)
    狗刨 gǒu páo dog paddle (swimming style)
    刨根儿 páo gēn r erhua variant of 刨根
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  • Pinyin: bào
    English Definition: carpenter's plane; to plane (woodwork); to shave off; to peel (with a potato peeler etc)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    刨子 bào zi plane
    刨花板 bào huā bǎn particle board; chipboard
    刨花 bào huā wood shavings
    刨冰 bào bīng shaved or crushed ice dessert or beverage
    刨床 bào chuáng planer; planing machine
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Example Sentences
He planed away the irregularities on a surface.
Have you not heard of the man who was digging in the earth for roots and found a treasure?
We know that zombies are caused when people are bit but I'm pretty sure we haven't seen the dead dig their way out of graves.
They had to plane nearly half an inch off before the door would fit.
Fifteen minus five - there are only ten days to go now.