Meaning of 挟

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(Trad.: 挾)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Wedged in one's arms ; also provides the pronunciation
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  • Pinyin: xié
    English Definition: to clasp under the arm; to coerce
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    要挟 yāo xié to threaten; to blackmail
    挟持 xié chí to seize
    裹挟 guǒ xié to sweep along; to coerce
    挟带 xié dài to carry along; to carry on one's person; to carry secretly
    挟制 xié zhì forced submission; to exploit advantage to force sb to do one's bidding
    More: 挟* | *挟 | *挟*
  • Pinyin: jiā
    English Definition: old variant of
    Chinese Definition:
Example Sentences
Under her arm she was carrying a great album.
We first saw smoke rising up in the valley, then the rocks and mud gushing out.
The thunder sounded far to the east, moving from them in its red wreaths of light.
One who was distant came near to me in the morning, and still nearer when taken away by night.
And the Japanese army, battle-hardened and flush with victory, was poised to take all of New Guinea.