Meaning of 捉

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Pinyin: zhuō
English Definition: to clutch; to grab; to capture
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
捕捉 zhuō to catch; to seize; to capture
捉摸 zhuō to fathom; to make sense of; to grasp
捉弄 zhuō nòng to tease
捉拿 zhuō to arrest; to catch a criminal
捕风捉影 fēng zhuō yǐng lit. chasing the wind and clutching at shadows (idiom); fig. groundless accusations; to act on hearsay evidence
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Example Sentences
Well, you can try your hand at catching your own lunch! There`re boats and fishing equipment to rent and places to buy your bait.
Brothers and sisters are playing catch in a lush, Green field.
When I was a boy I caught tadpoles with a friend.
Yes; but they may catch him yet.
When the focus is on punishment as a reaction to improper behavior, we are only teaching the child not to"get caught" being "bad".