tuī to push; to cut; to refuse

Made up of [ shǒu hand radical 64, zhuī short-tailed bird; dove radical 172]

Note

The 'hand' radical suggests a motion, 'zhui' is rough phonetic
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses shǒu component: bǎ (to hold) bàn (to act) bào (to hold) bào (to announce) dān (to undertake) gǎo (to do) jì (skill) lā (to pull) qiú (to beat) tái (to lift) wǒ (I (me)) zhǎo (to try to find)
Also uses zhuī component: nán (difficult) shéi (who) wéi (to preserve) xióng (male)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

有钱能使鬼推磨 yǒu qián néng shǐ guǐ tuī mò Money can buy you anything
反覆推敲 fǎn fù tuī qiāo Spending considerable time to get the words just right. Showing excessive concern on minor details. Said to be the story of an Tang dynasty official who could not choose whether 'knock' or 'push' was the appropriate word in a poem.
解衣推食 jiě yī tuī shí Sharing clothes and food with someone in need. To treat with great kindness and consideration.

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