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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
palm of the hand / classifier: slap
to applaud / to clap
to control / in control of
bear paw (as food)
shopkeeper
applause / CL: 陣|阵
in charge of / to control
hollow of the palm
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
palm
to steer (a ship)
cactus
to wield (power etc)
easy as a hand's turn (idiom); very easy / no effort at all
the sole of the foot
to slap
anecdote / tales (esp. about historical figure)
to clap one's hands / to clap each other's hands / high five
to wield (political etc) power / be in power
to be in charge of the cooking / to be the chef / head cook / chef
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 slap
It's hard to clap with only one hand. / It takes two to tango / It's difficult to achieve anything without support.
to slap
lit. a pearl in the palm (idiom) / fig. beloved person (esp. daughter)
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
duck feet (claws)
to prepare meals / chef
the power of sb or sth evil / the clutches (of a bad person etc)
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
handheld computer / PDA (personal digital assistant) / Pocket PC
Chinese tulip tree / Liriodendron chinense
in charge (of a position etc) / the person in charge / responsible
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
thunderous applause (idiom)
lit. arm-flinging shopkeeper / fig. sb who asks others to work but does nothing himself
palmistry / features of a palm (in palmistry)
baguazhang (a form of Chinese boxing)
to clasp hands / to put one's palms together (in prayer)
PDA / Personal Digital Assistant
to be in charge of / assignment
to hold a lamp / to light a lamp
see 手心
to take over / to take control
to clap hands
lit. to give sb a slap, then offer a sweet date (idiom) / fig. to deal harshly with sb, then offer sth by way of consolation
busy / bustling
chancellor (rank in various European states) / grand chancellor
chancellor (rank in various European states)
metacarpal bone (long bones in the hand and feet)
Yixianosaurus longimanus, theropod dinosaur from Yi county 義縣|义县, Jinzhou 錦州|锦州, west Liaoning
prickly pear
variant of 摩拳擦掌
lit. to turn over one's palm / fig. everything is going very well.
to clap / to applaud
face (mining)
to clasp hands / to put one's palms together (in obeisance)
(have sb in) the palm of one's hand / fig. (under) one's complete control


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