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v. pull, drag, tug
Other meanings
[lā]   v. to transport by vehicle; to organize or move troops; to press-gang
[lā]   v. to play (bowed string instrument); (table tennis) to lift
[lā]   v. (can be metaphorical) to drag out, spin out; owe, be in arrears (with)
[lā]   v. (dialect) to bring up; to help out; (spoken) to chitchat
[lā]   v. to involve, drag in; to solicit, canvass; (spoken) empty the bowels
[lá]   v. slit, make a cut, slash
[lǎ]   char. used in 半拉
    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.
EXAMPLES
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xiǎo wáng diào dào hé lǐ , bèi wǒ men lā shàng lái le .
phr. Xiao Wang fell into the river and was pulled up by us.
lā kāi
v. pull open, pull apart
shǒu lā shǒu
phr. join hands, hand in hand
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xiáo huǒ bàn men lā shǒu , lái dào shù xià pāi pí qiú
phr. Little playmates came to the tree hand in hand, and bounced a ball under the tree.
lā shēn
phr. to stretch; stretching
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fǔ qin qiāo qiāo bá wǒ lā dào yì biān shuō huà .
phr. Father secretly dragged me to the side to talk to me.