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English Definitionto lengthen and shorten; flexible; adjustable; retractable; extensible; telescoping (collapsible)
Simplified Script伸缩
Traditional Script伸縮
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄣ ㄙㄨㄛ
Cantonese (Jyutping)san1suk1
Word Decomposition
shēnto stretch; to extend
suōto withdraw; to pull back; to contract; to shrink; to reduce; abbreviation

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Words With Same Head Word    
伸手shēnshǒuto reach out with one's hand; to hold out a hand; (fig.) to beg; to get involved; to meddle
伸展shēnzhǎnstretching; extension
伸张shēnzhāngto uphold (e.g. justice or virtue); to promote
伸出shēnchūto extend
伸冤shēnyuānto right wrongs; to redress an injustice
Words With Same Tail Word    
压缩yāsuōto compress; compression
收缩shōusuōto pull back; to shrink; to contract; (physiology) systole
紧缩jǐnsuō(economics) to reduce; to curtail; to cut back; to tighten; austerity; tightening; crunch
萎缩wěisuōto wither; to dry up (of a plant); to atrophy (of muscle, social custom etc)
凝缩níngsuōto condense; to concentrate; compression; concentration
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