Meaning of 窜

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(Trad.: 竄)
Pinyin: cuàn
English Definition: to flee; to scuttle; to exile or banish; to amend or edit
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: Simplified form of 竄; a mouse running out of its hole
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Example Words
逃窜 táo cuàn to run away; to flee in disarray
流窜 liú cuàn to roam all over the place; to go into every nook and corner; to infiltrate; (of criminals, enemies etc) to be on the run; to flee and try to hide
鼠窜 shǔ cuàn to scamper off; to scurry off like a frightened rat
抱头鼠窜 bào tóu shǔ cuàn to cover one's head and sneak away like a rat (idiom); to flee ignominiously
上窜下跳 shàng cuàn xià tiào to jump about; to run around on sinister errands (idiom)
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Example Sentences
A shiver traveled down my spine.