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ㄔㄠ [chao1.Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
V(1)  To copy (also wr. 鈔): 寫,[chao1xie3], [chao1ben3]↓;
to copy by hand;
本 a hand copy;
to plagiarize: [chao1xi2]↓;
公 (sarcastic) a plagiarist.
(2)  To invade, loot, strike (army): [chao1lUe4]↓.
(3)  To outflank, take a short cut: 小路,近路 take a short cut.
(4)  To confiscate: 家,[chao1jia1], [chao1mo4]↓.
(5)  To whip out: 起一根棍子 whip out a bar.
(6)  To parboil vegetable (cf. 炒 [chao3]).
Words1.本 [chao1ben3], n., a hand copy of an original. 
2.掇 [chao1duo2], v.i., to piece together copied material--not original writing; to plagiarize, see [chao1xi2]↓. 
3.家 [chao1jia1], v.i., formerly, to confiscate entire family property. 
4.紙 [chao1zhi3], v.i., a way of paper making. 
5.錄 [chao1lu4], v.t., to make a copy (of record, document, etc.): 錄下來. 
6.掠 [chao1lUe4], v.t., to loot and harass (territory). 
7.沒 [chao1mo4], v.t., to confiscate. 
8.寫 [chao1xie3], v.i, to make hand copy. 
9.襲 [chao1xi2], v.t., (1)  to plagiarize; (2)  to outflank (enemy). 
10.手兒 [chao1shou3er0], v.i., (MC) to cross one's arms (cf. 叉手 32.82). 
11.事 [chao1shi4], n., formerly, a clerk. 
12.胥 [chao1xU1], n., (MC) one engaged for making copies (also wr. 鈔).