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
    • above, on top, superior; to go up; to attend; previous
    • number one; line
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Example Words:
防止 [ fáng zhǐ ]: to prevent; to guard against; to take precautions
不止 [ zhǐ ]: incessantly; without end; more than; not limited to
制止 [ zhì zhǐ ]: to curb; to put a stop to; to stop; to check; to limit
终止 [ zhōng zhǐ ]: to stop; to terminate (law)
迄今为止 [ jīn wéi zhǐ ]: so far; up to now; still (not)
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