to pick (flowers); to pinch; to nip; to pinch off; to clutch; (slang) to fight

strokes 11
strokes after radical 8
掐脖子 掐脖子 qia1 bo2 zi5
to seize by the throat

掐断 掐斷 qia1 duan4
cut off; disconnect

掐死 掐死 qia1 si3
to throttle; to choke to death

掐算 掐算 qia1 suan4
to count with one's fingers; on the spot calculation