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- to press (with the hand); to push; to control; to restrain; to check; pressing down (brush movement in painting); according to; in the light ofdiagram; to plan; picture; drawing; chartto search; to demand; to ask; to exact; large rope; isolated
thoroughbred horse; refined and virtuous trad. (按圖索驥) 按 圖 索 驥 simp. (按图索骥) 按 图 索 骥 Literally: “to look for a fine horse using only a picture”.