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v. clutch, grasp; catch
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.
ní yǒu bàn fǎ zhuō zhù nà zhī hú li ma ?
phr. Do you have any means to catch that fox?
zhí dào wǎn shang wǒ cái zhuō dào zhè zhī hú dié
phr. Until evening I only caught this butterfly.
zhuō jīn jiàn zhǒu
idiom. expose the elbow when fastening one's jacket (because there are holes in one's clothes) -- be impoverished, have too many difficulties to deal with
bǔ fēng zhuō yǐng
idiom. chase the wind and clutch at shadows -- make groundless accusations