Taxonomy of meanings for 挾:

  • 挾 xié (OC: ɡeeb MC: ɦep) 胡頰切 入 廣韻:【懷也持也藏也護也 】
    • HOLD
      • vtoNhold (concealed) under one's armpit, clasp under the arm; keep to oneself [take/seize (with chopsticks)][CA]
      • vtoNpassivebe carried under one's armpit
      • vt2oNfigurative"hold (between each other)"> have between each other
      • secretly>CONCEAL
        • so as to keep safe>SAFEGUARD
          • abstract: as property>POSSESS
            • specific>WEAR
              • vtoNwear
            • onto for support>RELY ON
              • intensely>SQUEEZE
                • object person>EMBRACE
                  • military=浹>SURROUND
                    • result>RESTRAIN
                      • vtoNpassivebe constrained to
                      • generalised>CONTROL
                        • vtoNfigurativehave easy control of; have gained easy control of
                        • military>CONQUER
                          • vtoNmetaph: tuck under one's armpit, take control of easily;
                        • result>LEAD
                      • abstract>CONTAIN
                          • resulting feature>MIXED
                            • in mind>>THINK
                              • vtoNhave in mind, think of; harbour (motives); keep in mind and to oneself; concentrate on
                      • 挾 zā (OC: k-laaw MC: dziɛn) 作答切 入 廣韻:【 】