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Meaning of 掏

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Pinyin: tāo
English Definition: to fish out (from pocket); to scoop
Chinese Definition:
①挖:掏一个洞。
②探取:掏钱。掏腰包。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
掏出 [ tāo chū ]: to fish out; to take out (from a pocket, bag etc)
掏包 [ tāo bāo ]: to pick pockets
掏心掏肺 [ tāo xīn tāo fèi ]: to be totally devoted (to a person)
掏腰包 [ tāo yāo bāo ]: to dip into one's pocket; to pay out of pocket; to foot the bill
掏心肺腑 [ tāo xīn fèi ]: spoken from the depths of one's being (idiom)
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