Meaning of 逼

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English Definition: to force (sb to do sth); to compel; to press for; to extort; to press on towards; to press up to; to close in on; euphemistic variant of
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
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Example Words
逼人 rén pressing; threatening
逼近 jìn to press on towards; to close in on; to approach; to draw near
逼迫 to force; to compel; to coerce
逼真 zhēn lifelike; true to life; distinctly; clearly
逼供 gòng to extort a confession
More: 逼* | *逼 | *逼*
Example Sentences
It overburns to make her tell the truth.
Unless of course your company forced you to have a baby, in which case I take it back.
It is a LM3A rocket, not a missile, also not the first satellite of China.
Or do you think this is all too nitpicky, and that it is folks like me who make you crazy?
That might seem obvious to some of you, but you' d be surprised how many people try to force themselves to do things they don' t enjoy.