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紧握
jǐn wò

紧握
to grip




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紧握jǐnwò
     1. v. to hold tight; to clench
           緊握 拳頭tou - to clench one's fists
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     1. tense, tight, taut; tightly
           褲子zi 太 緊 了。 - These pants are too tight.
           把 瓶口 塞sāi 緊。 - Stopper the bottle tightly.
     2. firm, secure
     3. to tighten
           緊 一 緊 腰帶 - to tighten the belt a little
     4. strict
           她 把 丈夫 的 收入 管 得de 很 緊。 - She strictly controls expenditure of her husband's income.
     5. pressing, urgent
     6. short of money; hard up
           最近 手頭 很 緊。 - I'm short of money recently.
     7. violent, heavy
           雨 下 得de 緊。 - It's raining quite heavily.
     8. critical, important
           不緊不慢 - not rushed and not slow; taking one's time
           伊 走 了 真 緊。 - He runs really fast., MN, tr=I cháu liáu chin kín.
     9. (Cantonese) Grammatical particle used to express progressive aspect (an ongoing activity) which may undergo a change of state. Similar to the -ing form in English.
           我 讀 緊 書。 - I am attending school.
           佢 著着 緊 衫。 - He/she is putting clothes on.
     1. grasp, hold fast, take by hand
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