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English Definitionto 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)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄍㄨㄚˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gwaa3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic

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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
挂钩guàgōuhook (on which to hang something); to couple; to link together; to establish contact with; hook; coupling links (e.g. between two railway coaches)
挂牌guàpáilit. to hang up a plate; to open up for business; listed (on stock market)
Words With Same Tail Word    
悬挂xuánguàto suspend; to hang; (vehicle) suspension
倒挂dàoguàlit. to hang upside down; fig. topsy-turvy and inequitable, e.g. manufacturing and trading costs exceed the sale price (of some goods); to borrow more than one can ever repay
吊挂diàoguàto suspend; to hang
喝挂hēguà(coll.) to get drunk; to get hammered
垂挂chuíguàto hang down; suspended
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