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English Definitionto enfold; to encircle
Simplified Script拱抱
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄥˇ ㄅㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gung2pou5
Word Decomposition
gǒngto cup one's hands in salute; to surround; to arch; to dig earth with the snout; arched
bàoto hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug; to embrace; to surround; to cherish

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Words With Same Head Word    
拱墅gǒngshùGongshu district of Hangzhou city 杭州市, Zhejiang
拱墩gǒngdūnpillar of a vault
拱坝gǒngbàan arch dam
拱度gǒngdùarched; convex curve surface; camber (slightly arched road surface)
拱廊gǒnglángtriforium (gallery of arches above side-aisle vaulting in the nave of a church)
Words With Same Tail Word    
拥抱yōngbàoto embrace; to hug
怀抱huáibàoto hug; to cherish; within the bosom (of the family); to embrace (also fig. an ideal, aspiration etc)
合抱hébàoto wrap one's arm around (used to describe the girth of a tree trunk)
抱抱bàobàoto hug; to embrace
搂抱lǒubàoto hug; to embrace
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