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Pronunciation : suō
Meaning :
  1. to contract; to shrink; to reduce. (v)
  2. to withdraw; to pull back. (v)
  3. abbreviation. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 14
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 7.1%
Notes : also as sù
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
缩小
suō xiǎo
: to reduce; to decrease; to shrink
2.
缩短
suō duǎn
: to curtail; to cut down
3.
退缩
tuì suō
: to shrink back; to cower
4.
收缩
shōu suō
: to pull back; to shrink; to contract
5.
缩成
suō chéng
: to shrink into
6.
缩写
suō xiě
: abbreviation; to abridge
Sentences:
1. He huddled himself up with cold.
lěng suō chéngyī tuán
: he
: cold
: used after a verb or an adjective to express possibility or capability
缩成 : to shrink into
一团 : (shrink the body) together
2. The sweater shrank when washed it in hot water.
máo fàng jìn shuǐ jiù suō xiǎo le
: that
毛衣 : sweater
放进 : put into
热水 : hot water
: in
: once
: wash
: [表示条件关系] then
缩小 : shrink
: particle indicating that something has happened
3. Cut the report down to half of its length.
bào gào suō duǎn bàn
: particle used to shift the object to before the verb
报告 : report
缩短 : to curtail; to cut down
一半 : half
4. Metals contract as they become cool.
jīn shǔ lěng jiù huì shōu suō
金属 : metal
: meet
: cold
就会 : will
收缩 : to contract
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