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to touch
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  *摸* | 摸* | *摸
to feel with the hand / to touch / to stroke / to grope / to steal / to abstract
HSK 5
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  *摸* | 摸* | *摸
variant of
touchscreen
to feel about / to grope about / to fumble / to do things slowly
to gently caress and stroke / to pet / to fondle
HSK 6
to have a clear view (of a situation) / to fish for information / fact-finding
to catch fish / (fig.) to loaf on the job / to be slack / to take it easy
touchpad / trackpad
to go through challenging experiences / to become seasoned (in one's profession etc)
surreptitious / sneaky
can't touch / can't reach / (fig.) unable to get a grasp of
touchscreen
to reckon / to guess
to fathom / to make sense of / to grasp
thorough search
to be unable to make any sense of the matter / to be at a loss
to draw a tile (at mahjong) / to play mahjong
to wade across the river, feeling for footholds as one goes (idiom) / to advance cautiously, step by step / to feel one's way forward
to look for / to explore / to probe
to fish in troubled water (idiom); to take advantage of a crisis for personal gain
to grope about in the dark
to imitate the dog and steal chicken (idiom) / to pilfer / to dally with women / to have affairs
to suss out / to figure out / to ascertain
lit. like a three-meter high monk, you can't rub his head (idiom) / fig. at a total loss
lit. to follow the vine to get to the melon / to track sth following clues
elusive / hard to pin down / enigmatic
to fish in troubled water (idiom); to take advantage of a crisis for personal gain / also written 渾水摸魚|浑水摸鱼
blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经); fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
lit. crossing the river by feeling for stones / improvise by trial-and-error / move cautiously
to feel for sth / to grope
to feel sb's pulse
(dialect) to savor / to test the taste of / (fig.) to ponder upon / to mull over
to touch an elephant (of proverbial blind people)
to draw lots / raffle / lottery
about / around / approximately / also written 約莫|约莫
irrelevant / can't make head or tail of
to play mahjong
blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经); fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
to look for / to seek (colloq.)
not acquainted with the situation / not up on things
touch bar (hostess bar that allows physical contact)
multitude of blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经); fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
variant of 踅摸
to touch an elephant with closed eyes (idiom); to proceed blindly
muddled / momentarily confused


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