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English Definitionto delay; to put off; to procrastinate
Simplified Script拖延
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄊㄨㄛ ㄧㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)to1jin4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective, (动) verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb, (及物的动) transitive verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
tuōto drag; to tow; to trail; to hang down; to mop (the floor); to delay; to drag on
yánto prolong; to extend; to delay; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
拖鞋tuōxiéslippers; sandals; flip-flops
拖拉机tuōlā jītractor
拖欠tuōqiànin arrears; behind in payments; to default on one's debts
拖拉tuōlāto drag along; to haul; (fig.) to procrastinate; shilly-shallying; sluggish; (computing) drag and drop; (loanword) tola, unit of weight, approx. 11.664 grams
拖住tuōzhùto hold up; to hinder; to stall
Words With Same Tail Word    
蔓延mànyánto extend; to spread
绵延miányáncontinuous (esp. of mountain ranges); to stretch long and unbroken; a continuous link; sostenuto (sustained, in music)
伸延shēnyánsee 延伸
周延zhōuyánexhaustive; distributed (logic: applies to every instance)
夏延xiàyánCheyenne, capital of Wyoming
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