Meaning of 扳

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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
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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
Tighten locking nut with spanner.
She is counting on her fingers.
He cracked his knuckles.
And she began ticking them off on her fingers.
I was a point from losing this match, and now I managed to come back.