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手を抜く
Kana Reading
てをぬく
Romaji
tewonuku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with `ku' ending
    Meaning
    to ease up (on an opponent); to cut corners; to be shoddy
    Example sentence
    それは定石通りいうだけ手を抜いたわけはないのす。 That's just standard practise, it's not like they're cutting corners.

Examples of 手を抜く, てをぬく in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
手を抜く
Plain Polite
手を抜きます
Negative
手を抜かない
Negative Polite
手を抜きません

Past

Plain
手を抜いた
Plain Polite
手を抜きました
Negative
手を抜かなかった
Negative Polite
手を抜きませんでした

Te

Plain
手を抜いて
Plain Polite
手を抜きまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
手を抜かれる
Plain Polite
手を抜かれます
Negative
手を抜かれない
Negative Polite
手を抜かれません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

7 strokes

slip out, extract, pull out, pilfer, quote, remove, omit

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JLPT 5

4 strokes

hand

On'Yomi: シュ,

Kun'Yomi: , て-, -て, た-

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