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v. to play (bowed string instrument); (table tennis) to lift
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Other meanings
[lā]   v. pull, drag, tug
[lā]   v. to transport by vehicle; to organize or move troops; to press-gang
[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
'拉' is part of the following simplified words:
'拉' is part of the following traditional words:
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.
lā xiǎo tí qín
phr. play the violin