kòu
v. button up; cover with an inverted bowl; put (a label on sb.); detain, arrest; deduct; smash or spike (a ball); pull (trigger)
Other meanings
[kòu]   n. button; knot; circle of thread (on a screw)
    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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wǒ kòu dòng bān jī , kě shì qiāng méi yóu fǎn yìng .
phr. I pulled the trigger, but the gun didn't fire.
kòu lán
v. slam dunk, dunk, jam (in basketball)
gāo qiú kòu shā
phr. overhead smash, overhand smash
kòu yā
v. detain, restrain, hold in custody
kòu xīn shuǐ
phr. deduct part of one's salary
kòu fēn
phr. deduct points; deduction, penalties
bá lǐng kòu jì hǎo
phr. to button up one's collar
méi gān kòu ròu
nphr. braised pork with preserved vegetable in soy sauce
kòu ān quán dài
phr. fasten the safety belt
kòu mào zi
idiom. to tag sb. with unfair label