Meaning of 止

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Pinyin: zhǐ
English Definition: to stop; to prohibit; until; only
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Pictographic: A foot
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ shàng ] above, on top, superior; to go up; to attend; previous
    • [ shù ] number one; line
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Example Words
停止 tíng zhǐ to stop; to halt; to cease
防止 fáng zhǐ to prevent; to guard against; to take precautions
禁止 jìn zhǐ to prohibit; to forbid; to ban
制止 zhì zhǐ to curb; to put a stop to; to stop; to check; to limit
为止 wéi zhǐ until; (used in combination with words like in constructs of the form ... ...为止 )
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