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English Definitionto lean against or on; to stand by the side of; to come near to; to depend on; to trust; to fuck (vulgar); traditional military costume drama where the performers wear armor (old)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄎㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)kaau3
Part of Speech(动) verb, (介) preposition
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
靠近kàojìnnear; to approach
靠拢kàolǒngto draw close to
靠北kàoběi(lit.) to cry over one's dad's death (Minnan: khàu-); (slang) (Tw) to rattle on; to carp; stop whining!; shut the hell up!; fuck!; damn!
靠夭kàoyāovariant of 靠腰
靠山kàoshānpatron; supporter; close to a mountain
Words With Same Tail Word    
依靠yīkàoto rely on something (for support etc); to depend on
倚靠yǐkàoto lean on; to rest against; to rely on; support; backing; back of a chair
停靠tíngkàoto call at; to stop at; berth
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