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A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/cak

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— cak —

cak9741189 A joint, a section; a period or regular interval; a set way of doing a thing; temperance, continence; to keep within limits; to economize; to maintain dignity; an emergency.
cí ki tek lṳ́ thóiⁿ kúi cak? How many joints do you think there are in this bamboo? bói kúi cak hó̤-hó̤ kâi cìa lâi cîah; buy a few joints of the best sugar-cane to eat. cí cuang sṳ̄ lṳ́ cêk cak cêk cak tàⁿ úa thiaⁿ; give me an account of the whole affair seriatim. cak mâk; the point where meshes join, or sections unite. cīeⁿ cak, ĕ cak; the upper and lower sections. cêk cak cṳ; one verse. cak lîak; a summary. pun cò̤ kúi cak; divided into several paragraphs. chíu-cóiⁿ saⁿ cak, tōa cóiⁿ nŏ̤ cak; the fingers have three joints and the thumb two. kha cak, chíu cak; the joints in the toes and fingers. kut cak sng-thìaⁿ; my bones ache, pûah kàu chíu-cak chut thn̆g; fell and dislocated his finger joint. chẁn kùe cak; runs across the joints. cak ím cîah; live temperately. khuaⁿ-khuaⁿ cak cíe; gradually diminish. cak khĭam; be frugal. cak ēng; use sparingly. lṳ́ màiⁿ seⁿ ki cak; do not branch off into other subjects. cak hŭ; a dignified woman. siu cak; maintain dignity. sit cak; to lose dignity. cak hàu; dignified obedience. khîa cak-hàu têng; raise an honorary portal. cak-lîet; self-restrained. bói kwn cak; to get degrees by bribery. sòi cak, tōa cak; a small matter, or an important matter. tăi cak; a great emergency. cí kâi nâng ŭ khì cak; this man is self-restrained. ū cak-ngĭ; is temperate. bô̤ cak bô̤ co̤h; not kept within limits. cîh tùi cak; to disjoint. cîh cak thăi hîen; go outside the rules of etiquette in the entertainment of a scholar. cak cak kàu; come on at regular intervals. cak-lô̤; a whitlow, a felon on a joint.

cak4691286 To make a din; to stun with noise; distracting.
hàm i màiⁿ cak nâng; tell him not to disturb people by making a noise. hĭⁿ-khang khṳt i cak kàu ōng-ōng-kìe; my ears rang with the din that he made. i kâi ūe cōi căi, ciu jît khṳt i cak sí khṳ̀; he is a great talker, and keeps up his clack all day long. khṳt i cak lío bŏi ût; was disturbed by his noise so that I could not sleep. lṳ́ màiⁿ cak tîeh úa; do not distract me by your noise.

cak100595 To act, do, or make; to become, to appear; to stimulate, to arouse; operations, work.
i kâi pēⁿ hwt cak; his ailment has returned. khì lêng-ūaⁿ cín-cak; his anger is again roused. lṳ́ kâi kia cak khîeh lâi khṳt úa pài thâk cē; bring your elegant composition and allow me to respectfully read it. i hṳ́-kò̤ to sĭ tó̤ châng kang, cak tái; he is there harboring evil doers and encouraging wickedness. kúaⁿ i būe hwt-cak lâi tī, ío kōi; to hasten and set it right before there is a relapse will be easiest. cak-tong; to act asassistants to the host. kíaⁿ-jît kâi sîah sĭ tī-tîang cak-tong? Who supports the host at to-day's feast? àiⁿ chíaⁿ i cak-tong, tîeh kôih tieⁿ cak-tong kâi toaⁿ-phìen; if you are going to invite him to assist the host you must enclose a card to this effect.

cak71205 To bind up; to make secure.
cak kha; to tie the feet. tĭⁿ kha, cak chíu, cò̤ ŏi kîaⁿ nē? With you hampering all my movements, how can I do anything? cak kín-kín; bound up closely. ēng tòa khṳ̀ cak; take a band and bind it securely. cak kúi ki hue; tie up a nosegay. cak-cang-so̤h; a hair-string.

câk7694011 Solid; full; compact; the opposite of hollow.
sĭ khang-khak kâi a sĭ câk-thâu kâi? Is it hollow or is it solid? cí cêk khí sĭ câk-nn̂g kâi; this sort is dense. câk-thâu-nn̂g kâi tek; a species of bamboo that is not hollow. câk nêk kâi; full of meat.