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收缩
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English Definitionto pull back; to shrink; to contract; (physiology) systole
Simplified Script收缩
Traditional Script收縮
Pinyinshōusuō
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄡ ㄙㄨㄛ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sau1suk1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
shōuto receive; to accept; to collect; to put away; to restrain; to stop; in care of (used on address line after name)
suōto withdraw; to pull back; to contract; to shrink; to reduce; abbreviation

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
收拾shōushito put in order; to tidy up; to pack; to repair; (coll.) to sort somebody out; to fix somebody
收入shōurùto take in; income; revenue
收获shōuhuòto harvest; to reap; to gain; crop; harvest; profit; gain; bonus; reward
收音机shōuyīn jīradio
收集shōujíto gather; to collect
Words With Same Tail Word    
压缩yāsuōto compress; compression
紧缩jǐnsuō(economics) to reduce; to curtail; to cut back; to tighten; austerity; tightening; crunch
萎缩wěisuōto wither; to dry up (of a plant); to atrophy (of muscle, social custom etc)
伸缩shēnsuōto lengthen and shorten; flexible; adjustable; retractable; extensible; telescoping (collapsible)
凝缩níngsuōto condense; to concentrate; compression; concentration
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