to seize; to clutch; to hold tight; to grip

strokes 12
strokes after radical 9
揪辫子 揪辮子 jiu1 bian4 zi5
to grab sb by the queue (i.e. hair); to seize on weak points; to exploit the opponent's shortcomings

揪出 揪出 jiu1 chu1
to grab and open out; to uncover; to ferret out (the culprit)

揪错 揪錯 jiu1 cuo4
lit. to grab wrong; misconception; blunder; howler

揪斗 揪鬥 jiu1 dou4
to seize and struggle with; to tussle with; fig. to seize and subject to public criticism (e.g. right-roaders during cultural revolution)

揪揪 揪揪 jiu1 jiu1
creased and crumpled; depressed

揪痧 揪痧 jiu1 sha1
folk remedy involving repeatedly pinching the neck, throat, back etc to increase blood flow to the area and relieve inflammation

揪送 揪送 jiu1 song4
to seize and send (to court, to face punishment)

揪心 揪心 jiu1 xin1
lit. grips the heart; worried; anxious

揪心扒肝 揪心扒肝 jiu1 xin1 ba1 gan1
lit. grips the heart, seizes the liver (idiom); fear grips the heart; worried out of one's wits; scared stiff

揪心揪肺 揪心揪肺 jiu1 xin1 jiu1 fei4

揪住 揪住 jiu1 zhu4
to grab