v.scrape; shave; scratch; remove something by rubbing over the surface of it with something sharp or rough
My uncle's face was cleanly shaven.
He shaves his face every morning.
This boy often scrapes the desk.
v.(of wind) blow; carry; sweep
The gale blew up again.
The leaves were blown about.
The door was blew open.
There are still a few rough places on the surface of the table that need to be planed.
v.extort; fleece; plunder
the wealth extorted from the peasants
Opportunistic merchants only know how to fleece money from the people.
The enemy extorted all of the people's grain.
v.smear/daub/plaster (with paste, plaster, etc.); spread over the surface of something (paste, etc.)
putty up a table before painting it
v.dialrebuke; reprimand; dress down
He obstinately tried to break away with the regiment, so that his comrades, moved by crying, went to the colonel to plead, and were reprimanded.
Words and phrases with 刮
- 刮削[word]scrape; embezzle
- 刮宫[word]dilatation and curettage
- 刮风[word]wind blowing
- 刮痧[word]a popular folk treatment for sunstroke by scraping the patient's neck, chest or back
- 刮冰机[word]ice scraper
- 刮片[word]doctor knife
- 刮目相看[idiom]have a complete new appraisal of somebody
- 刮目相待[idiom]same as 刮目相看
- 刮垢磨光[idiom]make an effort to improve oneself; be meticulous and painstaking