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押え

Meaning

押え おさえ
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • weight (e.g. paperweight)
  • rear guard
  • control
  • check
  • pressure

Kanji

    • onyomiオウ
    • kunyomiお.すお.し-お.っ-お.さえるおさ.える
    • meaningpush; stop; check; subdue; attach; seize; weight; shove; press; seal; do in spite of

Sentences

  • Japanese 政府はインフレを押え込もうと躍起になっている。
    English The government is desperate to keep inflation down.
  • Japanese その犬が噛みつこうとしたときに、首を押えつけてとことん叱りつけた。
    English When the dog tried to bite me, I held him down by the neck and thoroughly scolded him.

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