Meaning of 撑

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(Trad.: 撐)
Pinyin: chēng
English Definition: to support; to prop up; to push or move with a pole; to maintain; to open or unfurl; to fill to bursting point; brace; stay; support
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ zhǎng ] in charge; the palm of the hand, the sole of the foot
Example Words:
支撑 [ zhī chēng ]: to prop up; to support; strut; brace
四肢支撑式 [ zhī zhī chēng shì ]: low plank (yoga pose)
俯卧撑 [ chēng ]: press-up (physical exercise); push-up
吃饱了饭撑的 [ chī bǎo le fàn chēng de ]: having nothing better to do; see 吃饱撑着
吃饱撑着 [ chī bǎo chēng zhe ]: having nothing better to do
More: 撑* | *撑 | *撑*
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