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ㄧㄢˇ [yan3.Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
V(1)  To cover up: 遮 ditto;
人耳目 to cover up story;
鼻 cover nostrils to avoid stink;
泣 to weep silently;
口 cover mouth in laughter or keep silent;
耳不聞 turn a deaf ear;
耳盜鈴 to steal a bell while covering one's ears--self-deception.
(2)  (Mil.) to cover own troops: [yan3hu4]↓.
(3)  To shut: 卷 close the book;
門,戶 close the door;
(door) half shut.
(4)  To ambush and attack: [yan3ji2], [yan3sha1]↓.
Words1.蔽 [yan3bi4], v.t., to cover up (mistakes). 
2.蓋 [yan3gai4], v.t., ditto. 
3.護 [yan3hu4], v.t., (mil.) (1)  to cover one's units by tactical move or by artillery barrage; (2)  to camouflage, take cover. 
4.擊 [yan3ji2], v.t., to waylay. 
5.埋 [yan3mai2], v.t., to bury (corpse). 
6.殺 [yan3sha1], v.t., waylay and kill. 
7.襲 [yan3xi2], v.t., to attack from the flank or by silent, forced march, make surprise attack on enemy. 
8.飾 [yan3shi4], v.t., to cover up (mistakes, misconduct, etc.). 
9.藏 [yan3cang2], v.t., to hide.