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tāo
v. take out, fish out, draw out, pull out; dig a hole, hollow out
    hand
 n/a 
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.
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kāi huì de shí hou , tā tōu tōu de tāo chū le shǒu jī .
phr. He pulled out a mobile phone stealthily when we had meeting.
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tā tāo chū qián sǎ xiàng rén qún .
phr. He fished out some money and scattered the crowd.
tāo xīn wā fèi
phr. from the bottom of one's heart
tāo kōng
v. empty; (in economics) the behaviour of transferring funds or assets in order to gain profits