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Meaning of 扑

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(Trad.: 撲)
Pinyin:
English Definition: to throw oneself at; to pounce on; to devote one's energies; to flap; to flutter; to dab; to pat; to bend over
Chinese Definition:
①轻打,拍:扑粉。扑蝇。扑打。
②击拂的用具:粉扑。
③冲:扑灭。扑救。
④相搏击:相扑。扑跌。
⑤跌倒:扑地。
⑥伏:扑在桌上看书。
⑦杖,戒尺,亦为中国周代九刑之一。
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ bo ] divination, fortune-telling; prophecy
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Example Words
扑灭 miè to eradicate; to extinguish
扑通 tōng (onom.) sound of object falling into water; plop
扑救 jiù firefighting; to extinguish a fire and save life and property; to dive (of goalkeeper in soccer)
扑克 poker (game) (loanword); playing cards
扑鼻 to assail the nostrils (of fragrance and odors)
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Example Sentences
1
We decided to play a game of poker to relax.
2
Athletes need to use their hands to hit the ball in a game.
3
This melon has a very sweet flavor and a refreshing aroma.
4
The firefighters are doing their utmost to extinguish the fire.
5
Firefighters need to know how to extinguish fires.