Meaning of 拧

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(Trad.: 擰)
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
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  • Pinyin: níng
    English Definition: to pinch; wring
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    拧成一股绳 níng chéng shéng to twist together to form a rope; (fig.) to unite; to work together
    拧眉瞪眼 níng méi dèng yǎn to raise one's eyebrows and stare in anger (idiom)
    More: 拧* | *拧 | *拧*
  • Pinyin: nǐng
    English Definition: mistake; to twist
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    满拧 mǎn nǐng totally inconsistent; completely at odds
    拧开 nǐng kāi to unscrew; to twist off (a lid); to turn on (a faucet); to switch on (by turning a knob); to turn (a door handle); to wrench apart
    More: 拧* | *拧 | *拧*
  • Pinyin: nìng
    English Definition: stubborn
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Example Sentences
'Or I'll take off my best frock and help you wring up?
He meant to say "make a mountain out of a molehill, " but he got it the wrong way round and said "make a molehill out of a mountain".
Adie pulls her hair back and twists it into a knot. "I like this one," she says touching the purse with yellow and orange flowers.
It is, if I may take an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; for every wrench of agony return a wrench: reduce him to my level.
He tweaked the child's nose.