オウ, お.す, お.し, お.っ, お.さえる, おさ.える, おし, おす, おや

push, stop, check, subdue, attach, seize, weight, shove, press, seal, do in spite of

JLPT3 G7 S8 F789

As per # (press down on) + hand/action indicator → *press*/*push* down on → *thrust*; *shove*; *hold down*; *stop*; *stamp* (papers/a passport etc.); (a) *weight*; *pressure* → *seize*; *catch*; *arrest* → *control* (← restrain and control). was devised to replace after the latter came to refer to a husk or shell.

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