Meaning of 掴

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(Trad.: 摑)
Pinyin: guāi
English Definition: to slap; also pr. [guo2]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
掌掴 zhǎng guāi to slap
耳掴子 ěr guāi zi slap
More: 掴* | *掴 | *掴*
Example Sentences
The one who got slapped felt hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: Today my best friend slapped me in the face.
A grown-up parent knows the difference between disciplining a child and demeaning a child which is why this parents never slaps a child across the face in "love" or uses scripture as an excuse.
I focus totally on human responses to things; if you smack someone in the face, what would they do?
Zhang, the Beijing lawyer, represented a rail passenger who was arrested by railways police officers for allegedly slapping a conductor and shoving another.
I make a kissing noise and get a chance to slap Mr. Evil.