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掘 means 'dig'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1267   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-17    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 50    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 25 words   Used in 54 words   Used in 64 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   クツ
Kun
   to dig
Name    ぼり
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People use this kanji for digging up crops, excavating ruins, and mining; 掘 is quite grounded. But if you dig a little, you'll soon spot its figurative side. This essay will teach you to say "That old book is a real find" and "Someone rear-ended me." Through this kanji you'll find out about hidden treasure, an animal shaped like a tusk, and heating systems submerged in pits in the floor.
⿰   () hand   yield  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 掘 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 掘 is used 52 times, read 2 ways (with 4 variations).
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クツ : 12 words FIND ALL
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1. excavation; exhumation
2. discovery (e.g. new talent)
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クツ (read as くっ) : 6 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 掘鑿
digging out; excavation
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to dig; to excavate; to hollow
2. to delve into
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(read as ほり) : 4 words FIND ALL
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to dig out; to pick up
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(read as ぼ) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
pit mining
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ぼり: 2 words. FIND ALL
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noun
open-cut or open-air (strip) mining
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クツ   ほ to dig   
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hand
クツ    yield   
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corpse
シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
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