挑 means 'challenge'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1269   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-16    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 9 words   Used in 13 words   Used in 3 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   いど to challenge
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This kanji has three sides to its personality. One part is ambitious; you can use 挑 for setting world records, trying skydiving, launching a spacecraft, or just challenging yourself with an exam. Another aspect of 挑 causes trouble, enabling you to have a defiant attitude and challenge others (even bears!) to a fight. The final side is sexual; with 挑, you can turn people on!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 挑 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 挑 is used 13 times, read 2 ways.
チョウ : 11 words FIND ALL
challenge; defiance; dare; attempt; try
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いど : 2 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to challenge; to throw down the gauntlet; to contend for; to tackle
2. to pressure someone for sex; to woo; to make love to
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An additional いど.む less common words include 挑 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1589  Joy o' Kanji : 1589  Key to Kanji:

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チョウ   いど to challenge   
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チョウ   きざ sign, indication   きざ to show signs (of)   
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スイ   みず water   
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