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Meaning of 押

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to mortgage; to pawn; to detain in custody; to escort and protect; (literary) to sign
Chinese Definition:
①在文书、契约上签名或画记号:画押。签押。
②把财物交给人作保证:押租。押金。押当(dàng)。典押。
③拘留:看(kān)押。拘押。押禁。
④跟随看管:押送。押运。
⑤同“压”,用于“押宝”、“押队”、“押韵”。
⑥姓氏。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ jiǎ ] armor, shell; fingernails; 1st heavenly stem
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Example Words:
押金 [ jīn ]: deposit; down payment
抵押 [ ]: to provide (an asset) as security for a loan; to put up collateral
扣押 [ kòu ]: to detain; to hold in custody; to distrain; to seize property
抵押品 [ pǐn ]: security (property held against a loan); mortgaged property
抵押物 [ ]: collateral (finance)
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