Meaning of 遭

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Pinyin: zāo
English Definition: to meet by chance (usually with misfortune); classifier for events: time, turn, incident
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • [ chuò ] to walk; walking
    • [ cáo ] ministers, officials; a company; surname
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Example Words
遭到 zāo dào to suffer; to meet with (sth unfortunate)
遭受 zāo shòu to suffer; to sustain (loss, misfortune)
遭遇 zāo to meet with; to encounter; (bitter) experience
惨遭 cǎn zāo to suffer (defeat, death etc)
免遭 miǎn zāo to avoid suffering; to avoid meeting (a fatal accident); spared
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Example Sentences
But usually they left it off, and that was worse.
The Lord is with me; he is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.
This is the first time (that) I've acted on the stage.
Some reports suggest he merely stumbled into the middle of the two gangs; others say that he was punished for refusing to join one of the gangs.
They rebuffed him, and after three successive rejections he got the message and gave up.