zuān

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  • 1

    v.drill; bore; turn a pointed object on another object to make a hole

    • zài jià zi shang zuān yī chuàn kǒng

      架子

      Drill a series of holes in the frame.

    • tā zài wǒ wò shì de qiáng shàng zuān le gè kǒng

      卧室

      He drilled into the wall of my bedroom.

    • wǒ zuān le gè děng jiān jù de kǒng

      5间距

      I drilled five holes at equal distance.

  • 2

    v.study intensively; dig into

    • zuān yè wù

      业务

      work hard to perfect oneself professionally

    • zuān shū běn

      书本

      dig into book

    • zuān yán

      dig into

  • 3

    v.get into; go through; make one's way into

    • zuān suì dào

      隧道

      get into tunnel

    • zuān dì jiào

      地窖

      get down into cellar

    • lǎo hǔ zuān jìn le sēn lín shēn chù

      老虎钻进森林深处

      The tiger goes deep into the forest.

  • 4

    v.curry favour with somebody in authority for personal gain

    • zuān móu

      plot

Words and phrases with 钻

  • 钻井平台
    [word]drilling platform
  • 钻螺
    [word]auger shell
  • 钻进
    [word]get into
  • 钻版机
    [word]routing machine
  • 钻冰机
    [word]ice driller
  • 钻空子
    [word]exploit an advantage
  • 钻孔
    [word]drill
  • 钻牛角
    [word]take unnecessary pains to study an insignificant or insoluble problem; get into a dead end
  • 钻心
    [word]unbearable; infiltrate
  • 钻火得冰
    [idiom]a matter which definitely can’t come to pass
  • 钻天入地
    [idiom]search for an opening for oneself by all possible means
  • 钻头觅缝
    [idiom]worm oneself into every nook and cranny—try all possible means
  • 钻天打洞
    [idiom]seize every opportunity to secure personal gains
  • 钻燧取火
    [idiom]strike a flint to produce sparks
  • 钻故纸堆
    [idiom]bury oneself in outdated writings
  • 钻木取火
    [idiom]bore wood to get fire
  • 钻牛角尖
    [idiom]exert oneself needlessly by studying an insignificant or insoluble problem; get into a blind alley
  • 钻天觅缝
    [idiom]same as 钻头觅缝

Word usage

  • Note
    When pronounced as "zuān", "钻" means "punch". When pronounced as "zuàn", "钻" means "a punching tool", such as "金钢钻", and also refers to "diamonds".

Similar-form characters to 钻