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:
不止一次 [ zhǐ ]: many times; on more than one occasion
全面禁止 [ quán miàn jìn zhǐ ]: complete prohibition; total ban
禁止外出 [ jìn zhǐ wài chū ]: to forbid sb to go out; to curfew; to ground (as disciplinary measure)
被禁止 [ bèi jìn zhǐ ]: forbidden
防止 [ fáng zhǐ ]: to prevent; to guard against; to take precautions
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