Meaning of 肘

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Pinyin: zhǒu
English Definition: elbow; pork shoulder
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictographic: A arm carrying an object at the side of the body
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • [ cùn ] inch; small, tiny
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Example Words
掣肘 chè zhǒu (lit.) to hold sb by the elbow; (fig.) to hold back; to impede; to handicap
肘腋 zhǒu lit. armpit; elbow and armpit; fig. right up close (to a disaster); in one's backyard; on one's doorstep
捉襟见肘 zhuō jīn jiàn zhǒu lit. pulling on the lapels exposes the elbows (idiom); strapped for cash; unable to make ends meet
护肘 zhǒu elbow pad; elbow support
胳膊肘 bo zhǒu elbow
More: 肘* | *肘 | *肘*
Example Sentences
She elbowed her way forward.
Why use my elbow and foot?
"It was my elbow, " Sharapova said.
Why use my elbow and foot?
Put your elbows on the desk. Bend over.