「棘」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: kik1
Part of Speech: verb
Explanation:
  • stuck; blocked
    (Cant.) hau4lung4hou2ci5jau5di1je5kik1zyu6kik1zyu6
    (Eng.) My throat seems to be stuck by something.
    (Cant.) go3zaang1kik1sat6zo2jau2mun4aa3
    (Eng.) The heel blocks the accelerator.

  • (of matters) to encounter difficulties or obstructions
    (Cant.) ngo5ni1gwaan1daa2gik6dou1gwo3m4dou2kik1zyu6zo2hai2dou6aa3
    (Eng.) I have tried many times, but I still get stuck in this level of the game.
    (Cant.) ngo5tung4ngo5naam4pang4jau5fu6mou5gwaan1hai6dou1m4co3wai4duk6si6hai2keoi5gaa1ze1dou6kik1sat6zo2
    (Eng.) I get along well with my boyfriends' parents, but there's something wrong between his elder sister and me.

  • to cause a walker to trip over (nearly)
    (Cant.) ngo5bei2tiu4din6sin3kik1can1
    (Eng.) I was tripped over by the electricity cable.
    (Cant.) baai2daap6syu1hai2dei6haa2soeng2kik1sei2jan4me1
    (Eng.) Putting a stack of books on the ground, do you want to trip over people?

See also: 卡住 對死 揢 堵 阻擋 閘 截斷
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「棘」

Entry #2
Pronunciation: gik1
Part of Speech: morpheme
Explanation:
a sharp, spiny outgrowth on a plant; thorns
(Cant.) 荊棘ging1 gik1
(Eng.) thorn
(Cant.) gik1ci3
(Eng.) thorn
See also: 荊 荊棘 刺
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