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to select the best
HSK 6
height above sea level / elevation
HSK 6
to promote to a higher job / to select for promotion
HSK 6
to spoil things through excessive enthusiasm (idiom)
HSK 6
tall and straight
HSK 6
to pluck / to pull off / to pull out / to unplug
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  *拔* | 拔* | *拔
to pull up / to pull out / to draw out by suction / to select / to pick / to stand out (above level) / to surpass / to seize
to excel the common (idiom); surpassing / preeminent / outstanding
to pull out / to remove
to break into a run
to free oneself / to extricate oneself from a difficult situation
draw out pus by applying a plaster to the affected area
cupping glass / fire cupping (acupressure technique of Chinese medicine, with fired vacuum cup applied to the skin) / ventouse (vacuum method used in obstetrics)
top-notch (colloquial) / to push oneself to the front
lit. with swords drawn and bows bent (idiom); fig. a state of mutual hostility / at daggers drawn
hot swapping
wire drawing / candied floss (cooking) / spun sugar or toffee (coating)
to pull up by the roots / to uproot
to strike camp
firm and indomitable (idiom); tenacious and unyielding
fortitude
to extract a tooth
stingy (idiom)
to raise (one's voice) / to overrate / to build up / to stand out / outstanding
to set out (of troops) / departure / start date (of military expedition)
jointing (agriculture)
lit. when you pull a radish out of the ground, some dirt comes up with it (idiom) / fig. to uncover, during the investigation of a crime, evidence of other crimes / to cause further problems while working on a problem
to stand out from one's fellows / high-level examination for official candidacy (traditional)
to pick out / to select and recruit / to pluck / to pull
select the best people for promotion
lit. to grab feathers from a flying goose / fig. to seize any opportunity / pragmatic
lit. to blow out the lamp and put out the candle (idiom) / fig. to die / to bite the dust / to be over and done with
shoehorn
outstanding / to fast-track / to elevate / to free oneself from
to weigh anchor
lit. pull up a plant and the roots follow (idiom); fig. also involving others / inextricably tangled together / Invite one and he'll tell all his friends.
to pull out hair / to pluck / epilation
lit. a hair plucked from (person A) would be thicker than (person B)'s waist (idiom) / fig. A is far richer (or more powerful) than B / (used in a pattern such as A拔根汗毛比B的腰粗)
lit. someone else stole the donkey; you only pulled up the stake it was tethered to (idiom) / fig. you're the least culpable, but you're the one who gets the blame
to select
discharge
to rise steeply from level ground
to provoke
to pull up seedlings (for transplanting)
(lit. and fig.) to uproot
topping (mining)
outstanding / exceptionally good
tall and straight
handsome (of people) / graceful (of calligraphy)
tug-of-war / to take part in a tug-of-war
lit. pull up a plant and the roots follow / fig. also involving others / inextricably tangled together / Invite one and he'll tell all his friends.
Hannibal (name) / Hannibal Barca (247-183 BC), Carthaginian general
lit. to intervene when one sees an injustice (idiom) / fig. to rush to the rescue / to play the white knight
outstandingly talented
Amédée Courbet (1826-1885), a French admiral who won a series of important land and naval victories during the Tonkin campaign and the Sino-French War
daddy
branch of the Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑 nomadic people, founders of Wei 北魏 of the Northern Dynasties (386-534) / also written 拓跋
erhua variant of 拔尖
lit. pull up a plant and the roots follow (idiom); fig. also involving others / inextricably tangled together / Invite one and he'll tell all his friends.
elevation (above sea level)
(dialect) very cold / chilled
(TCM) to cup; to give a cupping treatment / short detachable stove chimney used to help draw fire
erhua variant of 拔火罐
Bathsheba, wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David (according to the Hebrew Bible)
elongation stage / jointing stage (agriculture)
cupping technique used in TCM
fire cupping (acupressure technique of Chinese medicine, with fired vacuum cup applied to the skin) / ventouse (vacuum method used in obstetrics)
claw hammer
lit. to choose a general among the dwarves (idiom) / fig. to pick the best out of a bad group
lit. choose a general from among the dwarfs / fig. choose the best person available (out of a mediocre bunch)
elephant trunk clam / geoduck (Panopea abrupta), large clam with a long proboscis (native to the west coast of North America)
Abbasid Empire (750-1258), successor of the Umayyad caliphate
shoe horn
plunger for unblocking toilet


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