ザ, サ, くじ.く, くじ.ける

crush, break, sprain, discourage

JLPT0 G7 S10 F1869

As per # (circular) + hand/action indicator → *crush* or *break* in flattening objects into a circular shape (compare ) → *frustrate* (a plan); *dampen* (spirits) (← crush ambitions). Also, *sprain* (an ankle) (← result of excessive downward pressure).

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