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English Definitionto cover; to encase; cover; sheath; to overlap; to interleave; to model after; to copy; formula; harness; loop of rope; (fig.) to fish for; to obtain slyly; measure word for sets, collections; bend (of a river or mountain range, in place names); tau (Greek letter Ττ)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄊㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)tou3
Part of Speech(动) verb, (量) measure word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Basic,Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
套装tàozhuāngoutfit or suit (of clothes); set of coordinated items; kit
套件tàojiànkit (equipment)
套作tàozuòintercropping; growing several crops together
套儿tàor(coll.) loop of rope; noose; scheme; ploy; condom
Words With Same Tail Word    
手套shǒutàoglove; mitten
外套wàitàocoat; jacket
配套pèitàoto form a complete set; coherent
圈套quāntàotrap; snare; trick
成套chéngtàoforming a complete set; complementing one another
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