to cut (gems)

see 琢磨

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strokes after radical 8
雕琢 雕琢 diao1 zhuo2
to sculpt; to carve (jade); ornate artwork; overly elaborate prose

切磋琢磨 切磋琢磨 qie1 cuo1 zhuo2 mo2
gradual improvement by slow polishing (idiom); fig. education as a gradual process

琢磨 琢磨 zhuo2 mo2
to carve and polish (jade); to polish and refine a literary work

琢磨 琢磨 zuo2 mo5
to ponder; to mull over; to think through; Taiwan pr.