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English Definitionto pluck (a string); to play (a string instrument); to spring or leap; to shoot (e.g. with a catapult); (of cotton) to fluff or tease; to flick; to flip; to accuse; to impeach; elastic (of materials)
See alsodàn crossball; bullet; shot; shell; ball
tán to bounce; to catapult; elasticity
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Radical 部首  Radical #57 (bow)
Additional Stroke(s) 8
Total Stroke(s) 11
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