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ㄎㄡˋ [kou4.Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
N(1)  A knot: 子,[kou4zi0], [kou4er0]↓;
cloth button;
decorative button;
shoe buckle;
打了死 a knot that does not get loose by itself;
絲絲入 (of novels, fine reasoning) all threads neatly tied up, closely knit.
(2)  A bunch, bundle: 一線 a bundle of thread;
文書 a sheaf of documents, letters.
V(1)  To tie up, together, button up:緊 tie up well;
把衣服好 button up dress;
在一起 tie up together;
馬 (=牽馬 ) lead horse on strap.
(2)  To arrest: 押,[kou4ya1], [kou4liu2]↓;
把這人起來 arrest this person;
把行車執照下來 take away driving license.
(3)  To discount, deduct, take off, hold back part or whole: [kou4chu2]↓;
discount for agent;
底子 (coll.) ditto;
錢 deduct money;
薪水 deduct part of salary;
分數 deduct school marks;
illegally deduct (soldier's pay, ration).
(4)  Cover on top: 著瓦蓋 cover with roof tiles;
把碗在盤子上 turn bowl over on the plate;
在我頭上 put (unpleasant duty) on my shoulder.
(5)  To strike, knock: (interch.叩門) 門 knock at door;
舷 knock on boat's side (for rhythm while singing);
其背 slap one's back.
Words1.除 [kou4chu2], v.t., to deduct (expenses, etc.). 
2.兒 [kou4er0], n., a knot. 
3.留 [kou4liu2], v.t., detain (person, car, etc.) 
4.肉 [kou4rou4], n., a Szechuan specialty, a dish of richly seasoned steamed pork. 
5.頭 [kou4tou0], n., discount on price. 
6.子 [kou4zi0], n., (1)  a knot; (2)  a knot or bottleneck in affairs; (3)  suspense at end of chapter in novels. 
7.押 [kou4ya1], v.t., to detain (person).