Meaning of 刮

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(Trad.: 颳)
Pinyin: guā
English Definition: to blow (of the wind); to scrape; to blow; to shave; to plunder; to extort
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
刮目相看 guā xiāng kàn to have a whole new level of respect for sb or sth; to sit up and take notice (of sb's improved performance etc)
刮风 guā fēng to be windy
搜刮 sōu guā to rake in (money); to plunder; to milk people dry
刮脸 guā liǎn to shave one's face
刮痧 guā shā gua sha (technique in TCM)
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Example Sentences
He doesn't shave every morning.
The wind blew my cap off.
The door blew open.
It's blowing hard.
Instead of abating, the wind is blowing even harder.