Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 守



to guard, defend, protect, to observe (rules)




Top: roof , below: skillful hand


A roof or a skillful hand can guard.


skillful hand(Image of a hand forearm and pulse . It was originally also the distance of one inch (Length: 1 ts'wun = 3.72 cm) from the hand's palm to the pulse. This also stood for a small amount. In the mnemonic, it is used as "skillful hand".)
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保守 bǎo shǒu (politically) conservative; to guard; to keep
防守 fáng shǒu defend; protect (against)
遵守 zūn shǒu to comply with; to abide by; to respect (an agreement)
擅离职守 shàn lí zhí shǒu AWOL (Absent Without Leave, military term)
扼守 è shǒu to hold a pass; to guard (a strategic location)
恪守 kè shǒu to scrupulously abide by

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