Meaning of 踩

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Pinyin: cǎi
English Definition: to step on; to tread; to stamp; to press a pedal; to pedal (a bike); (online) to downvote
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (foot) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] foot; to attain, to satisfy; enough
    • [ cǎi ] to collect, to gather; to pick, to pluck
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Example Words
踩踏 cǎi to trample on
踩高跷 cǎi gāo qiāo to walk on stilts
踩水 cǎi shuǐ to tread water; to paddle or tramp in shallow water
踩道 cǎi dào to scout; to reconnoiter
脚踩两只船 jiǎo cǎi liǎng zhī chuán see 脚踏两只船
More: 踩* | *踩 | *踩*
Example Sentences
Be careful not to slip and fall when stepping on something slippery.
Be careful not to step on the small stones on the side of the road.
Afraid of dirtying his shoes, he had to run barefoot.
He stepped on the brake and the car came to an immediate stop.
He fell to the ground after stepping on nothing and was in pain for several days.