Meaning of 挫

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Pinyin: cuò
English Definition: obstructed; to fail; to oppress; to repress; to lower the tone; to bend back; to dampen
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
挫折 cuò zhé setback; reverse; check; defeat; frustration; disappointment; to frustrate; to discourage; to set sb back; to blunt; to subdue
受挫 shòu cuò thwarted; obstructed; setback
挫败 cuò bài to thwart; to foil (sb's plans); a setback; a failure; a defeat
下挫 xià cuò (of sales, prices etc) to fall; to drop; decline; slump
抑扬顿挫 yáng dùn cuò see 顿挫抑扬
More: 挫* | *挫 | *挫*
Example Sentences
After they walked away for about twenty meters, they heard the scream of the crow. They looked back, only to see the crow patting its wings and flying to the sky far as if an arrow.
The quickest way to take the starch out of a man who is always blaming himself is to agree with him.
We can enhance self-respect from within, by following our passions and by being true to ourselves; similarly, we can diminish self-respect by giving up on those things we truly care about.
On the other hand, this is Apple we' re talking about, and they don' t have a track record of bad ideas.
As Hong Kong investors watch, the Hang Seng Index loses nearly a quarter of its value in just three days in October.