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tiǎo
v./n. bring into the open, make public; provoke, incite, stir up; poke, pick; raise; holding up with a pole; cross-stitch; rising stroke
Other meanings
[tiāo]   v./m./n. choose, select, carry things on a shoulder pole; shoulder pole with its load; load carried on a shoulder pole
    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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tiǎo zhàn
v./n. challenge
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wǒ bú shì gù yì tiáo qǐ zhè chǎng biàn lùn de .
phr. It was not on purpose that I stirred up this argument.
tiǎo bō
v. foment, instigate, sow discord
tiáo qǐ
v. provoke, stir up
tiǎo dòu
v. entice, lure, tantalize, tease, titillate
tiǎo míng
v. bring out into the open, have a showdown
tiǎo méi mao
phr. to raise one's eyebrow
tiǎo dēng long
phr. to hang a lantern (on a pole)