liū
v./adj./adv. slide, glide; sneak away; go along; (dialect) cast a glance; quick-fry (variant of ); smooth, slippery; (dialect) very
Other meanings
[liù]   char./m. rainwater from the roof; eaves gutter; row, line
[liù]   adj./n./v. swift, rapid; vicinity; rapid water current; (dialect) to practice; to fill up or seal (a crack or crevice)
    water
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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
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hái méi shàng kè ne , tā jiù yǐ jīng liū le
phr. He snuck away even before the class.
liū bīng
v. to skate, to go skating; (in some dialects) to go roller-skating
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xiǎo tōu cóng jǐng wèi shēn páng liū guò
phr. The thief slipped past the guard.
liū gān jiān
n. quick-fry slices of the liver point
cù liū bái cài
nphr. stir-fried cabbage in vinegar sauce
​儿走
​兒走
liū zhe qiáng gēnr zǒu
phr. to walk along the wall
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tā duō liū jí yǎn jiù zhī dào ná lǐ chū wèn tí le .
phr. He had only taken (only) a few glances before he was able to see where the problem was.
huá liu
adj. smooth and slippery (for other meanings see 滑溜)