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Pinyin: chōu
English Definition: to draw out; to pull out from in between; to remove part of the whole; (of certain plants) to sprout or bud; to whip or thrash
Chinese Definition:
①把中间的取出:把信抽出。
②从事物中提出一部分:抽签。抽调(diào)。抽查。抽头。抽薪止沸。
③吸:抽烟。抽水。抽泣。抽咽。
④概括:抽象。抽演。
⑤减缩:抽缩。
⑥引出,长出:抽青。抽芽。抽穗。抽纱。
⑦用细长的、软的东西打:用鞭子抽。
⑧痉挛:抽搐。抽风。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
抽象 chōu xiàng abstract; abstraction; Classifiers:
抽查 chōu chá random inspection; to do a spot check
抽调 chōu diào to transfer (personnel or material)
抽烟 chōu yān to smoke (a cigarette, tobacco)
抽签 chōu qiān to perform divination with sticks; to draw lots; a ballot (in share dealing)
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Example Sentences
1
She is very busy, but she always finds time to help other people.
2
I can't afford the time.
3
Walking into this bookstore, we had an insatiable urge to light a cigar (and we don' t smoke) because, well, this is the sort of place it seems like one should do that.
4
Then they'll pump me into the river and I'll be back in the sea again.
5
If you draw a proposal, then you have to go to the import beer festival this weekend and push over a guy in a chemical toilet.