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Pronunciation : kòu
Meaning :
  1. to fasten; to button. (v)
  2. to detain; to arrest; to hold; to confiscate. (v)
  3. to deduct (money); discount. (v)
  4. button. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 6
Traditional :
Usage : 4.6%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
扣留
kòu liú
: to detain; to arrest; to hold; to confiscate
2.
纽扣
niǔ kòu
: button
3.
扣押
kòu yā
: to detain; to hold in custody
Sentences:
1. He slipped the bolt into place.
kòu shàng mén shuān
: he
扣上 : to buckle up; to fasten
门闩 : latch; door bolt; door bar
2. Please button down your shirt.
qǐng kòu hǎo de chèn
: please
: button
: good; fine (button down)
你的 : your
衬衣 : shirt
3. The police attached a large shipment of drugs.
jǐng chá kòu liú le chuán yào pǐn
警察 : police
扣留 : to detain; to hold
: particle indicating that something has happened
: one
: big; large
: shipment
药品 : drugs
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2 thoughts on “扣”

  1. A little typo: somehow the traditional characters for 纽扣 slipped into word definition number two — which in turn makes me think 扣 in simplified form must map into two traditional characters 扣 and 釦。Perhaps one form is for the verb and one form for the noun, button?

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