Chinese English Dictionary

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PinYin chè zhǒu    Simplified 掣肘    Traditional 掣肘
  1. (lit.) to hold sb by the elbow
  2. (fig.) to hold back
  3. to impede
  4. to handicap

Chinese meanings
  1. chèzhǒu
    拉住胳膊。比喻阻挠别人做事:相互~,谁也做不成事。

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