Definition of 竦

  • crouch
  • cower

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ショウ
  • すく
  • おそれる
  • つつし

Popular Words With This Kanji

竦める, すくめる

to shrug (shoulders), to duck (head), to draw back (body)

竦む, すくむ

to cower, to be cramped

立ち竦む, 立ちすくむ, たちすくむ

to be petrified, to be unable to move, to be paralyzed (with horror), to be stupefied (with amazement)

射竦める, いすくめる

to pin the enemy down, to glare another down (and render impotent)

抱きすくめる, 抱き竦める, だきすくめる

to hug tight, to grasp firmly, to embrace tightly

足がすくむ, 足が竦む, あしがすくむ

to freeze (from fear), to be unable to (too frightened to) run

肩をすくめる, 肩を竦める, かたをすくめる

to shrug one's shoulders

竦み上がる, すくみ上がる, すくみあがる

to cringe with fear, to cower with fright, to be terribly afraid

悚然, 竦然, しょうぜん

terrified, horrified

三竦み, さんすくみ

three-way deadlock


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