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  • on reading:
  • ヨク
  • kun reading:
  • おさえる
  • meaning(s):
  • repress, well, now, in the first place, push, shove, press, seal, do in spite of
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けんよく humbling oneself
そもそも in the first place; to begin with
おさえ weight (e.g. paperweight); rear guard; control; a check; pressure
える おさえる to check; to curb; to suppress; to control; to arrest
おさえがたい uncontrollable; irrepressible