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握 means 'grasp'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 951   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-9    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 24 words   Used in 46 words   Used in 14 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   アク
Kun
   にぎ to grasp
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This kanji plays a role in terms ranging from handshakes to bribes, from grasping the gist to seizing power. Above all, 握 has deep connections to sushi. See how sushi relates to gripping—and what sweaty hands have to do with suspense. Learn to say “just a handful,” “I was behind the wheel,” “He took over as leader of the party,” and “He crumpled the sheet of paper into a ball.”
⿰   () hand   roof  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 握 is used 6 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 握 is used 42 times, read 2 ways.
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handshake
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to clasp; to grasp; to grip; to clutch
2. to make (nigirizushi, rice ball, etc.); to form; to press into shape; to mold; to mould
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An additional 2 less common words include 握 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 999  Joy o' Kanji : 999  Key to Kanji:

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アク   にぎ to grasp   
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hand
オク   や roof   
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corpse
シ   いた to reach, to lead to   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ム   private
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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