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English Definitionto bind; bunch; bundle; measure word for bunches, bundles, beams of light, etc.; to control; (Chinese surname)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄕㄨˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cuk1
Part of Speech(量) measure word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
束缚shùfùto bind; to restrict; to tie; to commit; fetters
束修shùxiūsee 束修
束带shùdàiband; belt; loincloth; cummerbund
束手shùshǒuto have one's hands tied; helpless; unable to do anything about it
束狭shùxiánarrow (of waterway); a bottleneck
Words With Same Tail Word    
结束jiéshùtermination; to finish; to end; to conclude; to close
约束yuēshùto restrict; to limit to; to constrain; restriction; constraint
拘束jūshùto restrict; to restrain; constrained; awkward; ill at ease; uncomfortable; reticent
光束guāngshùlight beam
多束duōshùmultibeam (e.g. laser)
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