to pull out; to select; to promote

strokes 17
strokes after radical 14
拔擢 拔擢 ba2 zhuo2
select the best people for promotion

擢第 擢第 zhuo2 di4
to pass the civil service examination (in imperial China)

擢发难数 擢髮難數 zhuo2 fa4 nan2 shu3
lit. as difficult to count as hair pulled from sb's head (idiom); fig. innumerable (crimes)

擢升 擢升 zhuo2 sheng1
to promote (sb); to upgrade; to ascend