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to grasp (often fig.) / to control / to seize (initiative, opportunity, destiny) / to master / to know well / to understand sth well and know how to use it / fluency
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  *掌* | 掌* | *掌
palm of the hand / sole of the foot / paw / horseshoe / to slap / to hold in one's hand / to wield
to control / in control of
bear paw (as food)
shopkeeper
palm of the hand / classifier: slap
applause / CL: 陣|阵
to applaud / to clap
hollow of the palm
palm
in charge of / to control
cactus
to wield (power etc)
to slap
the sole of the foot
to clap one's hands / to clap each other's hands / high five
to know sth like the back of one's hand (idiom) / to know (a person, a place etc) inside out
variant of 了如指掌
to wield (political etc) power / be in power
to steer (a ship)
fig. to rub one's fists and wipe one's palms (idiom) / to roll up one's sleeves for battle / eager to get into action or start on a task
lit. a pearl in the palm (idiom) / fig. beloved person (esp. daughter)
handheld computer / PDA (personal digital assistant) / Pocket PC
to be in charge of the cooking / to be the chef / head cook / chef
duck feet (claws)
to take over / to take control
easy as a hand's turn (idiom); very easy / no effort at all
the power of sb or sth evil / the clutches (of a bad person etc)
anecdote / tales (esp. about historical figure)
see 手心
lit. the fish and the bear's paw, you can't have both at the same time (idiom, from Mencius); fig. you must choose one or the other / you can't always get everything you want / you can't have your cake and eat it
metacarpal bone (long bones in the hand and feet)
baguazhang (a form of Chinese boxing)
(have sb in) the palm of one's hand / fig. (under) one's complete control
thunderous applause (idiom)
to clasp hands / to put one's palms together (in prayer)
lit. arm-flinging shopkeeper / fig. sb who asks others to work but does nothing himself
face (mining)
lit. one palm alone cannot clap (proverb) / fig. it takes two persons to start a dispute / it takes two to tango / it's difficult to achieve anything without support
to prepare meals / chef
to slap
Chinese tulip tree / Liriodendron chinense
It's hard to clap with only one hand. / It takes two to tango / It's difficult to achieve anything without support.
PDA / Personal Digital Assistant
to be in charge of / assignment
in charge (of a position etc) / the person in charge / responsible
to hold a lamp / to light a lamp
lit. the fish and the bear's paw, you can't have both at the same time (idiom, from Mencius); fig. you must choose one or the other / you can't always get everything you want / you can't have your cake and eat it
to slap
palmistry / features of a palm (in palmistry)
to clap hands
prickly pear
lit. to turn over one's palm / fig. everything is going very well.
busy / bustling
chancellor (rank in various European states) / grand chancellor
variant of 摩拳擦掌
chancellor (rank in various European states)
to clasp hands / to put one's palms together (in obeisance)
Yixianosaurus longimanus, theropod dinosaur from Yi county 義縣|义县, Jinzhou 錦州|锦州, west Liaoning
to clap / to applaud


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