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ㄋㄚˊ [na2. [Pop. var. of ]Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
V(1)  Take (hold of), bring, keep, control, arrest: 開,去,走 take (s.t.) away;
定 take firm hold of, grasp: 定主意,定方針 make up one's mind;
過來 bring (s.t.) over here;
穩 keep (s.t.) firmly in hand;
不穩 cannot be sure;
住(了)keep in hand, take hold of, have apprehended (s.o.);
得動,不動 can, cannot move (s.t.);
不起來 (lit.) cannot lift (s.t.)heavy;
(fig.) cannot control: 他雖當了主管,但一切事都不起來 though he is the boss, he cannot get anything done;
不住 (lit.) cannot hold (s.t.) slippery;
(fig.) cannot seize or arrest: 這麼多人,不住一個小賊 so many men cannot seize even a petty thief;
cannot keep in possession: 他不住錢,一兩天就花光了 he can never save money but will spend every cent of it in a day or two;
cannot control: 不住人,當不了頭目 if you don't know how to keep men under control, you can never be boss;
,捕 arrest or seize;
辦 arrest and punish;
獲 apprehend;
問 arrest and interrogate;
人 arrest people, coerce (s.o.) to yield to one's demands;
空子 take advantage of an opening for attack;
缺缺兒 find fault with;
三搬四 try to evade;
刀動杖 resort to force;
權,事 get control of, have the power to do or dominate.
(2)  Pretend:assume (airs): 班做勢,腔做事 put up a front, pretend to be busy;
把,喬,架子,糖,大,捏 see [na2ba3], [na2qiao2], [na2jia4zi0], [na2tang2], [na2da4], [na2nie0]↓.
PrepWith: 話激他 to inflame or egg him on with words;
(=把) introducing object of vb. and placing object before vb.: 他埋怨了一頓 grumble against him;
他開玩笑 make fun of him (=開他頑笑);
我當什麼人 regard me as what? 他摔了 throw it down and break it.
Words1.把 [na2ba3], v.t., put on airs, strike a pose in order to enhance one's own importance. 
2.拌 [na2ban4], v.i., purposely embarrass others. 
3.喬 [na2qiao2], v.t., see [na2ba3]↑, [na2jia4zi0]↓. 
4.情 [na2qing2], v.t., (MC) flirt with (=調情). 
5.大 [na2da4], v.i., pretend to be superior; 大頂 see [na2da4ding3]↓. 
6.(大)頂 [na2]([da4])[ding3], v.i., stand on one's head. 
7.滑 [na2hua2], v.i., hold fast: 這皮鞋底不滑 the soles of the pair of shoes do not catch well, i.e., slip easily. 
8.架子 [na2jia4zi0], v.i., put on airs. 
9.毛 [na2mao2], v.i., look for trouble in: 毛打架 be rowdy and engage in fisticuffs. 
10.捏 [na2nie0], v.i., (1)  purposely put obstacles in the way of (s.o.); (2)  pretend to conform to rules of propriety. 
11.手 [na2shou3]([na2shou0]), adj., be good at, excel in: 拿手好戲 what one most excels in, one's specialty.  
12.糖 [na2tang2], v.i., see na2jiahntz↑.  
13.總(兒) [na2zong3]([er0]), v.t., exercise general control or supervision.