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  • on reading:
  • チョウ
  • kun reading:
  • meaning(s):
  • lengthen, counter for bows & stringed instruments, stretch, spread, put up (tent)
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いっちょう one pair (set) of clothes
かくちょう expansion; extension; enlargement; escape (ESC)
こといっちょう one koto (Japanese harp)
きんちょう tension; mental strain; nervousness
からしゅっちょう fictitious business trip