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sǎo
v. to sweep; to eliminate; to move quickly right and left
Other meanings
[sào]   char. broom (used in certain words)
    hand (for )
    hand (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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
dá sǎo
v. sweep, clean
sǎo dì
v. sweep the floor; (of credibility or honor) reach rock bottom, be dragged in dust; be deprived of one's property
sǎo máng
v. eliminate / wipe out illiteracy
sǎo shì
v. (of one's eyes or glance) sweep
sǎo dú
phr. anti-narcotics
sǎo yì sǎo
phr. to scan (real quick)