Meaning of 拴

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Pinyin: shuān
English Definition: to tie up
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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
螺拴 luó shuān bolt
拴住 shuān zhù to tether; to tie up; (fig.) to restrict; to keep a hold on
音拴 yīn shuān organ stop (button activating a row of pipes)
More: 拴* | *拴 | *拴*
Example Sentences
"In vain, in vain," he cried;"the proper place for you is the yard, and there you go to be tied up this instant.
A circus refugee, Jenny had often been tied up for 23 hours a day or crammed into small train cars traveling from one city to the next.
A black horse was waiting for him on the other side, tied to a tree, and he mounted it and rode away wherever his fancy took him, the dog always at his heels.
As soon as it was quiet, Hansel got up, put on his little coat, unfastened the door, and slipped out.
And do you imagine that beautiful young lady, that healthy, hearty girl, will tie herself to a little perishing monkey like you!