壓歲

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See also: 压岁

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to crush; to press; to push down; to keep under (control); in the first place
year; years old; (a measure word)
trad. (壓歲)
simp. (压岁)

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壓歲

  1. (historical) to give children money or auspicious items during the Chinese New Year to help dispel evil spirits (as children are most likely to be affected by such spirits)

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