引く

曳く、 牽く

Reading

Kana: ひく
Romaji: hiku
Kana
Romaji

Definitions

v5k
vi
vt
1

to pull

2

to draw (attention, etc.); to attract (interest, etc.)

See also: 注意を引く
3

to draw back

4

to draw (a card)

5

to draw (plan, line, etc.)

See also: 図面を引く
6

to catch (cold)

See also: 風邪を引く
7

to play (string instr.)

See also: 弾く (reading ひく)
8

to look up (e.g. dictionary); to consult

See also: 辞書を引く
v5k
vt
9

to haul; to pull (vehicles)

Note: esp. 牽く
10

to subtract

11

to ebb; to fade

12

to descend (from); to inherit (a characteristic)

13

to quote; to raise (as evidence)

14

to lay (a cable); to draw (a cable)

Kanji

Readings: イン、 ひ.く、 ひ.き、 ひ.き-、 -び.き、 ひ.ける
Meanings: pull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to
Readings: エイ、 ひ.く
Meanings: pull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to
Readings: ケン、 ひ.く
Meanings: pull, tug, drag, lead by hand

Example Sentences

(しお)(すべ)てはひく。
➥Every tide has its ebb.
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(なが)びきそうですか。
➥Will it take long to recover?
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直線(ちょくせん)()きなさい。
➥Draw a straight line.
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(しお)()いている。
➥The tide is on the ebb.
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風邪(かぜ)()いたみたい。
➥I am getting a cold.
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(かみ)(せん)()きなさい。
➥Draw a line on your paper.
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