Taxonomy of meanings for 引:

  • 引 yǐn (OC: liŋʔ MC: jin) 余忍切 上 廣韻:【爾雅曰長也説文曰開弓也余忍切又徐刃切十四 】
    • PULL
      • vt(oN)pull along the determinate object; pull the bow
      • vtoNpull (a bow); pull along, pull forward; drag along (a load)
      • vtoNbackwardspull (back)
      • vtoNreflexive.自pull (oneself) up??
      • vtoN1{PIVOT}.+VtoN2drag somebody out in order to V
      • vtoNpull over towards one
      • so as to extend>STRETCH OUT
        • vtoNstretch out (e.g. crane one's neck)
        • figurative: so as to communicate through language>EXPRESS
            4
            • so as to fix for the future, define borders etc>DEFINE
                16
              • express through speech>SPEAK
                • vtoNPab{S}cite; bring up
                • of writing writing>QUOTE
                  • viactcome up with quotations
                  • vtoNquote, cite
                  • what is quoted, with tune>SONG
                    • nabactlong song
          • instrument for pulling>ROPE
              6
            • physically, in a hostile way>FIGHT
              • abstract: politically/militarily>LEAD
                • vtoNlead, command (an army, into attack or occasionally retreat); occasionally: lead along, show the way [guide][CA]
                • vtoNpassivebe lead along
                • vttoN.+V[0]lead N to V
                • vttoN1.+prep+N2lead somebody to a place
                • psychologically: lead to>TEMPT
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                    • erotically>SEDUCE
                      • vtoNpull out, lure out
                      • vtoNpassivebe seduced by; get drawn in by ???
                  • inchoative, as employer>EMPLOY
                      11
                      • bureaucratically, in higher position>PROMOTE
                          10
                      • socially>SUMMON
                          13
                          • to something desirable>INVITE
                            • vtt(oN.)+V[0]invite the contextually determinate N to V
                      • pull back>RESTRAIN
                        • nabactpulling back, restraining, reining in
                        • vtoNbackpull back, rein in (horses)
                      • figurative, reflexive, oneself back>WITHDRAW
                        • vtoNcausativecause (troops) to prepare withdrawal 引兵而還
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                      • figurative: pull in, strategically, involve> IMPLICATE[!!!!] 7
                    • pull through, psychologically, manage in spite of the burden>ENDURE
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                    • 引 alternative reading yìn (OC: liŋs MC: jin) 羊晉切 去 廣韻:【又羊忍切 】