chōu
v. take something in the middle out; take a part (from a whole); to inhale
Other meanings
[chōu]   v. smoke (cigarettes)
[chōu]   v. to find (time to do)
    hand
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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.
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chōu yàng
v. sampling, pick out random samples for examination
chōu qiān
v. draw (by lot)
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wǒ cóng shū jià shang chōu chū nà běn shū .
phr. I took the book out of the bookshelf.
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wǒ shí zài chōu bù chū shí jiān qù kàn bà ba .
phr. I really cannot find time to visit my father.
chōu chá
v. conduct a spot-check, check by random samples
chōu jiǎn
n./v. spot check, casual inspection; do a spot-check
chōu xuè
phr. draw blood (for a test or transfusion)
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chōu yàng wù chā wéi zhèng
phr. The sampling error is positive.