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ㄌㄜˋ [le4 (*ㄌㄟ [lei1).Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
N(1)  Bridle.
(2)  A horizontal stroke in Chin. callig.
(3)  Ribs (var. of 肋).
(4)  A surname.
V(1)  (AC) to command, exercise control over: 親六軍 took personal command of the army.
(2)  (+vb.) to force s.o. to do s.t.: [le4suo3], [le4jUan1], [le4jie4], [le4shu2]↓.
(3)  Carve, inscribe: 石,碑 inscribe on a stone tablet.
(4)  (*[lei1]) Tighten: 死 strangle to death;
緊褲(腰)帶 tighten one's belt.
Words1.逼 [le4bi1], v.t., force (s.o.) to do (s.t.) against his will. 
2.兵 [le4bing1], v.t., order a temporary halt of the army's advance. 
3.交 [le4jiao1], v.t., force (s.o.) to hand over (money, person or thing). 
4.借 [le4jie4], v.t., compel (s.o.) to lend oneself money. 
5.住 [le4zhu4], v.t., stop, halt by pulling in reins. 
6.捐 [le4jUan1], v.t., compel (s.o.) to make monetary contributions. 
7.掯 *[lei1ken0], v.t., (MC) (1)  extort; (2)  force (s.o.) to do (s.t.) against his will; (3)  restrain, control. 
8.令 [le4ling4], v.t., to order: 令退學 order (a student) to leave school; 令停職 order (s.o.’s ) dismissal from office; 令自盡 order (s.o.) to commit suicide. 
9.馬 [le4ma3], v.t., rein in a horse: 懸崖馬 (lit.) rein in one's horse at the edge of a cliff, (fig.) avoid danger before it is too late. 
10.派 [le4pai4], v.t., levy (money) by compulsion. 
11.限 [le4xian4], v.t., fix an arbitrary time limit for (s.o.) to do (s.t.). 
12.贖 [le4shu2], v.t., hold for ransom. 
13.索 [le4suo3], v.t., extort (money, food, etc.). 
14.草 [le4cao3], n., (bot.) the wild hop, Humulus japonicus (=葎). 
15.魚 [le4yU2], n., (zoo.) Ilisha elongata, the white or long-finned herring.