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v. to hold, to manipulate, to control, to watch
Other meanings
[bǎ]   prep. (used before a noun or noun phrases) showing the influence on somebody or something dealt with
[bǎ]   m. a measure word for something with a handle
[bǎ]   n. handlebars (of bike); bundle, bunch
[bǎ]   m. (dialect) a measure word for people of special skills
[bǎ]   par. about, more or less, approximately (used after numerals or measure words)
[bǎ]   v. to hold (a baby's legs apart to let it relieve itself)
[bǎ]   char. (old) sworn brotherhood
[bà]   n. handle; stem (of flower or fruit)
    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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bá shǒu
v. to guard
céng céng bǎ guān
phr. check on all the procedures
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liǎng zhī shǒu dōu bǎ zhe fāng xiàng pán .
phr. both hands are holding the steering-wheel
bǎ zhe gōng sī de dà quán
phr. control the power of the company