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English Definitionto rein in; to compel; to force; to carve; to engrave; (literary) to command; to lead; lux (unit of illumination); (literary) bridle
See alsolēi to strap tightly; to bind
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(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄌㄜˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lak6
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb

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勒索lèsuǒto blackmail; to extort
勒令lèlìngto order; to force
勒戒lèjièto force somebody to give up (a drug); to enforce abstinence; to break drug dependence
勒逼lèbīto coerce; to force; to press somebody into doing something
勒马lèmǎto guide a horse with the reins; to rein in a horse
Words With Same Tail Word    
克勒kèlèKeller or Köhler (name); Horst Köhler (1943-), German economist and CDU politician, chaired IMF 2000-2004, President of Germany from 2004
勾勒gōulèto draw the outline of; to outline; to sketch; to delineate contours of; to give a brief account of
吉勒jílèGilles (name)
席勒xílèSchiller (name); Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller or Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), German poet and dramatist
弥勒mílèMile county in Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture, Yunnan; Maitreya, the future Bodhisattva, to come after Shakyamuni Buddha
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