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English Definitionto withdraw; to pull back; to contract; to shrink; to reduce; abbreviation
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Traditional Script
Pinyinsuō, also pr.
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄙㄨㄛ
Cantonese (Jyutping)suk1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
缩小suōxiǎoto reduce; to decrease; to shrink
缩短suōduǎnto curtail; to cut down
缩水suōshuǐto shrink (in the wash); fig. to shrink (of profits etc)
缩影suōyǐngminiature version of something; microcosm; epitome; (Tw) to microfilm
缩印suōyìnto reprint (a book etc) in a smaller format
Words With Same Tail Word    
压缩yāsuōto compress; compression
收缩shōusuōto pull back; to shrink; to contract; (physiology) systole
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)
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