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English Definitionto operate; to control; to rig; to manipulate
Simplified Script操纵
Traditional Script操縱
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘㄠ ㄗㄨㄥˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cou1zung3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
cāoto grasp; to hold; to operate; to manage; to control; to steer; to exercise; to drill (practice); to play; to speak (a language)
zòngwarp (the vertical threads in weaving); vertical; longitudinal; north-south (lines of longitude); lengthwise; to release; to indulge; even if

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Words With Same Head Word    
操场cāochǎngplayground; sports field; drill ground
操作cāozuòto work; to operate; to manipulate
操心cāoxīnto worry about
操劳cāoláoto work hard; to look after
操练cāoliàndrill; practice
Words With Same Tail Word    
合纵hézòngVertical Alliance, clique of the School of Diplomacy 纵横家 during the Warring States Period (425-221 BC)
娇纵jiāozòngto indulge (a child); to pamper; to spoil
放纵fàngzòngto indulge; to pamper; to connive at; permissive; indulgent; self-indulgent; unrestrained; undisciplined; uncultured; boorish
骄纵jiāozòngarrogant and willful
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