chí
v. to grasp or hold (in one's hand); to maintain
Other meanings
[chí]   char. to be in charge, to run, to manage; to support; to oppose; to control, dominate
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Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
chí piào rén
n. bearer, the bearer (of a cheque)
chí qiāng qiǎng jié
nphr. armed robbery
chí dāo
phr. hold a knife
bǐng chí
v. (lit.) to have, to uphold (an attitude, principle, standpoint, idea, etc.)
chí guān wàng tài dù
phr. to sit on a fence, to adopt a wait-and-see attitude