Meaning of 扳

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  • Pinyin: bān
    English Definition: to pull; to turn (sth) around; to turn around (a situation); to recoup
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    扳机 bān (gun) trigger
    扳动 bān dòng to pull out; to pull a lever
    扳道 bān dào railroad switch
    扳子 bān zi spanner; wrench; Classifiers:
    扳平 bān píng to equalize; to level the score; to pull back the advantage
    More: 扳* | *扳 | *扳*
  • Pinyin: pān
    English Definition: variant of
Example Sentences
He learned all there was To learn about not launching out too soon And so not carrying the tree away clear to the ground.
When you angle the camera up into a corner of the room, the computer recalculates and then you see into the corner of the set.
Google Docs is like a set of sturdy wrenches - nothing too fancy, but I know it gets the job done.
Americans had shown, he proclaimed, that they could "put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day".
'How could you be so treacherous!' said Tess, between archness and real dismay, and getting rid of his arm by pulling open his fingers one by one, though at the risk of slipping off herself.