to guard; to defend; to keep watch; to abide by the law; to observe (rules or ritual); nearby; adjoining

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安分守己 安分守己 an1 fen4 shou3 ji3
to be content with one's lot (idiom); to know one's place

熬更守夜 熬更守夜 ao2 geng1 shou3 ye4
to stay up through the night (idiom)

把守 把守 ba3 shou3
to guard

保残守缺 保殘守缺 bao3 can2 shou3 que1
conservative; to preserve the outmoded

保守 保守 bao3 shou3
conservative; to guard; to keep

保守党 保守黨 bao3 shou3 dang3
conservative political parties

保守派 保守派 bao3 shou3 pai4
conservative faction

保守主义 保守主義 bao3 shou3 zhu3 yi4

抱残守缺 抱殘守缺 bao4 can2 shou3 que1
to cherish the outmoded and preserve the outworn (idiom); conservative; stickler for tradition

闭关自守 閉關自守 bi4 guan1 zi4 shou3
close the country to international intercourse

操守 操守 cao1 shou3
personal integrity

持守 持守 chi2 shou3
to maintain; to adhere to; to observe (an injunction etc)

独守空房 獨守空房 du2 shou3 kong1 fang2
(of a married woman) to stay home alone

笃守 篤守 du3 shou3
to comply faithfully; sincerely abiding by

扼守 扼守 e4 shou3
to hold a pass; to guard (a strategic location)

防守 防守 fang2 shou3
to defend; to protect (against)

防守者 防守者 fang2 shou3 zhe3

奉公守法 奉公守法 feng4 gong1 shou3 fa3
to carry out official duties and observe the law

固守 固守 gu4 shou3
to strongly defend one's position; to be entrenched; to cling to

划圆防守 劃圓防守 hua4 yuan2 fang2 shou3
to counter (a stroke in fencing)

魂不守舍 魂不守舍 hun2 bu4 shou3 she4
to be preoccupied (idiom); to be inattentive; to be frightened out of one's mind

火场留守分队 火場留守分隊 huo3 chang3 liu2 shou3 fen1 dui4
detachment left to provide covering fire

坚守 堅守 jian1 shou3
to hold fast to; to stick to

监守 監守 jian1 shou3
to have custody of

监守自盗 監守自盜 jian1 shou3 zi4 dao4
to embezzle

谨守 謹守 jin3 shou3
to adhere strictly (to the rules)

拘守 拘守 ju1 shou3
to hold tight; to cling to; to adhere; stubborn; to detain sb as prisoner

据守 據守 ju4 shou3
to guard; to hold a fortified position; entrenched

据守天险 據守天險 ju4 shou3 tian1 xian3
to guard a natural stronghold

郡守 郡守 jun4 shou3
senior provincial official in imperial China

看守 看守 kan1 shou3
to guard; to watch over

看守者 看守者 kan1 shou3 zhe3

恪守 恪守 ke4 shou3
to scrupulously abide by

困守 困守 kun4 shou3
to stand a siege; trapped in a besieged city

留守 留守 liu2 shou3
to stay behind to take care of things

留守儿童 留守兒童 liu2 shou3 er2 tong2
"left-behind children", rural children whose parents have to make a living as migrant workers in distant urban areas, but cannot afford to keep the family with them

墨守成规 墨守成規 mo4 shou3 cheng2 gui1
hidebound by convention (idiom)

能量守恒 能量守恆 neng2 liang4 shou3 heng2
conservation of energy (physics)

泥守 泥守 ni4 shou3
stubborn and conservative

弃守 棄守 qi4 shou3
to give up defending; to yield; to surrender

擅离职守 擅離職守 shan4 li2 zhi2 shou3
to abscond; to be absent without leave

神不守舍 神不守捨 shen2 bu4 shou3 she4
abstracted; drifting off; restless

守备 守備 shou3 bei4
to garrison; to stand guard; on garrison duty

守兵 守兵 shou3 bing1
guard; garrison soldier

守财奴 守財奴 shou3 cai2 nu2
miser; scrooge

守车 守車 shou3 che1
guard's van (on train); caboose

守成 守成 shou3 cheng2
to preserve the accomplishments of previous generations; to carry on the good work of one's predecessors

守敌 守敵 shou3 di2
enemy defense; enemy garrison

守法 守法 shou3 fa3
to abide by the law

守分 守分 shou3 fen4
to abide by the law; to respect the law

守服 守服 shou3 fu2
to observe mourning for one's parents

守更 守更 shou3 geng1
to keep watch during the night

守宫 守宮 shou3 gong1
gecko; house lizard

守寡 守寡 shou3 gua3
to live as widow; to observe widowhood

守规矩 守規矩 shou3 gui1 ju5
to behave oneself; to abide by the rules

守恒 守恆 shou3 heng2
conservation (e.g. of energy, momentum or heat in physics); to remain constant (of a number)

守恒定律 守恆定律 shou3 heng2 ding4 lv4
conservation law

守候 守候 shou3 hou4
to wait for; to expect; to keep watch; to watch over; to nurse

守护 守護 shou3 hu4
to guard; to protect

守护神 守護神 shou3 hu4 shen2
protector God; patron saint

守活寡 守活寡 shou3 huo2 gua3
to stay at home while one's husband is away; grass widow

守节 守節 shou3 jie2
faithful (to the memory of betrothed); constant (of widow who remains unmarried)

守旧 守舊 shou3 jiu4
conservative; reactionary

守旧派 守舊派 shou3 jiu4 pai4
the conservative faction; reactionaries

守军 守軍 shou3 jun1

守空房 守空房 shou3 kong1 fang2
to stay home alone (of married woman)

守口如瓶 守口如瓶 shou3 kou3 ru2 ping2
lit. to guard one's mouth like a closed bottle (idiom); tight-lipped; reticent; not breathing a word

守灵 守靈 shou3 ling2
to keep watch beside a coffin

守门 守門 shou3 men2
to keep goal; on duty as gate-keeper

守门人 守門人 shou3 men2 ren2

守门员 守門員 shou3 men2 yuan2

守丧 守喪 shou3 sang1
to keep watch beside a coffin; to observe a period of mourning

守身 守身 shou3 shen1
to keep oneself pure; to preserve one's integrity; to remain chaste

守身如玉 守身如玉 shou3 shen1 ru2 yu4
to keep oneself pure; to preserve one's integrity; to remain chaste

守时 守時 shou3 shi2

守势 守勢 shou3 shi4
defensive position; guard

守岁 守歲 shou3 sui4
to see in the New Year

守土 守土 shou3 tu3
to guard one's territory; to protect the country

守土有责 守土有責 shou3 tu3 you3 ze2
duty to defend the country (idiom)

守望 守望 shou3 wang4
to keep watch; on guard

守望相助 守望相助 shou3 wang4 xiang1 zhu4
to keep watch and defend one another (idiom, from Mencius); to join forces to defend against external aggressors; mutual help and protection

守卫 守衛 shou3 wei4
to guard; to defend

守卫者 守衛者 shou3 wei4 zhe3
defender; a guard

守孝 守孝 shou3 xiao4
to observe mourning for one's parents

守信 守信 shou3 xin4
to keep promises

守信用 守信用 shou3 xin4 yong4
to keep one's word; trustworthy

守夜 守夜 shou3 ye4
night vigil

守业 守業 shou3 ye4
to preserve one's heritage; to defend the accomplishments of previous generations; to carry on the good work; to keep one's business going

守一而终 守一而終 shou3 yi1 er2 zhong1
to be faithful to one's mate all one's life

守御 守禦 shou3 yu4
to defend

守约 守約 shou3 yue1
to keep an appointment; to keep one's word

守则 守則 shou3 ze2
rules; regulations

守斋 守齋 shou3 zhai1
to fast

守正不阿 守正不阿 shou3 zheng4 bu4 e1
to be strictly just and impartial

守职 守職 shou3 zhi2
to observe one's duty steadfastly; devoted to one's job

守制 守制 shou3 zhi4
to go into mourning for one's parents

守株待兔 守株待兔 shou3 zhu1 dai4 tu4
lit. to guard a tree-stump, waiting for rabbits (idiom); to wait idly for opportunities; to trust to chance rather than show initiative

守株待兔,缘木求鱼 守株待兔,緣木求魚 shou3 zhu1 dai4 tu4 - yuan2 mu4 qiu2 yu2
to guard a tree-stump, waiting for rabbits, and climb a tree to catch fish (idiom); without any practical course of action

守株缘木 守株緣木 shou3 zhu1 yuan2 mu4
abbr. for 守株待兔,緣木求魚|守株待兔,缘木求鱼

守住 守住 shou3 zhu5
to hold on to; to defend; to keep; to guard

守拙 守拙 shou3 zhuo1
to remain honest and poor

疏忽职守 疏忽職守 shu1 hu1 zhi2 shou3
to neglect one's duties

戍守 戍守 shu4 shou3
to guard

厮守 廝守 si1 shou3
to stay together; to rely on one another

死守 死守 si3 shou3
to defend one's property to the death; to cling obstinately to old habits; die-hard

太守 太守 tai4 shou3
governor of a province

退守 退守 tui4 shou3
to retreat and defend; to withdraw and maintain one's guard

玩忽职守 玩忽職守 wan2 hu1 zhi2 shou3
to neglect one's duty; dereliction of duty; malpractice

信守 信守 xin4 shou3
to abide by; to keep (promises etc)

严守 嚴守 yan2 shou3
to strictly maintain

杨守仁 楊守仁 yang2 shou3 ren2
Yang Shouren (1912-2005), PRC agricultural scientist; Yang Shouren (16th century), Ming dynasty scholar

易守难攻 易守難攻 yi4 shou3 nan2 gong1
easily guarded, hard to attack

因循守旧 因循守舊 yin1 xun2 shou3 jiu4
(idiom) to continue in the same old rut; diehard conservative attitudes

有亏职守 有虧職守 you3 kui1 zhi2 shou3
(to be guilty of) dereliction of duty

有为有守 有為有守 you3 wei2 you3 shou3
able to act while maintaining one's integrity (idiom); also written 有守有為|有守有为

镇守 鎮守 zhen4 shou3
(of troops stationed in a strategic area) to defend; (fig.) to stand guard; to protect

值守 值守 zhi2 shou3
(of a security guard etc) to be on duty, keeping an eye on things; to keep watch

职守 職守 zhi2 shou3
duty; responsibility; post

株守 株守 zhu1 shou3
to stick to sth stubbornly; never let go

驻守 駐守 zhu4 shou3
(man a post and) defend

遵守 遵守 zun1 shou3
to comply with; to abide by; to respect (an agreement)