Meaning of 呷

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Pinyin: xiā
English Definition: suck, swallow, drink
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ jiǎ ] armor, shell; fingernails; 1st heavenly stem
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Example Sentences
I nodded to him and raised my drink and we both sipped at the drinks.
I was pretty frightened, and I sipped my wine very slowly.
As I blew the second puff of smoke, Euclide showed up, parting company with some other boys and riding his little bike over to me.
As the doctor was drinking his white wine he said, "For her birthday, I'm going to buy my wife a fur coat and a diamond ring.
Just slowly sip a glass of flat coke and it should help to alleviate nausea.