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
The carpenter planed a table smooth.
Fifteen minus five - there are only ten days to go now.
He planed away the irregularities on a surface.
1 1-inch knob ginger, julienned or shredded with a microplane
Quickly strips kernels from ears of corn and helps protect fingers.