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English Definitionto hug; to embrace
Simplified Script搂抱
Traditional Script摟抱
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄡˇ ㄅㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lau5pou5
Word Decomposition
lǒuto hug; to embrace; to hold in one's arms
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    
搂住lǒuzhùto hold in one's arms; to embrace
搂颈亲热lǒu jǐng qīnrècanoodle
搂膝拗步lǒu xī ǎo bù"brush knee and twist", a Taichi move
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
拱抱gǒngbàoto enfold; to encircle
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