勾 means 'capture'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 2541   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-47    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 12 words   Used in 21 words   Used in 15 names   Component in 5 kanji (0 Jōyō)
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Kun    かぎ   まがる
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 勾 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 勾 is used 13 times, read 1 way.
コウ : 13 words FIND ALL
0 3
slope; incline; gradient; grade; pitch
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An additional 5 less common words include 勾 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 1953  Key to Kanji:

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コウ    capture   
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