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English Definitionhook (on which to hang something); to couple; to link together; to peg; to establish contact with; hook; coupling links (e.g. between two railway coaches)
Simplified Script挂钩
Traditional Script掛鉤
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄚˋ ㄍㄡ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gwaa3ngau1
Word Decomposition
guàto hang or suspend (from a hook etc); to hang up (the phone); to hang (computing); to be worried or concerned; to make a phone call (dialect); to register or record; to hitch; measure word for sets or clusters of objects; (slang) to kill; to die; to be finished; to fail (an exam)
gōuto hook; to sew; to crochet; hook; check mark or tick; window catch

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Words With Same Head Word    
挂号guàhàoto register (at a hospital etc); to send by registered mail
挂号信guàhào xìnregistered letter
挂牌guàpáilit. to hang up a plate; to open up for business; listed (on stock market)
挂住guàzhùto get caught (entangled); to catch (on something)
Words With Same Tail Word    
上钩shànggōuto take the bait
倒钩dàogōubarb; bicycle kick, or overhead kick (football)
吊钩diàogōususpended hook; hanging hook; hanger
咬钩yǎogōuto bite
后钩hòugōuunfinished business
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