Chinese mnemonics and annotator

Imjagpul's additions to Matthews

to arrest
He positioned his subordinates on the road, telling them not to come back until they arrest him. The dwarf, however, managed to slip through - because he dyed his clothes (as a disguise).


Explanation of characters by Herbert A. Giles

Tai is composed of the walking radical, and an obsolete phonetic which is a picture of a hand catching hold of a tail, thus suggesting the idea of reaching. It is often written 迨.

Chinese-English (CC-CEDICT)

(coll.) to catch/to seize

(literary) to arrest/to seize/to overtake/until

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