- draw a piece of cloth through one's hand
- As he stripped off the ears of wheat, the grains fell to the ground.
- He had a habit of stroking his beard.
- He jerked his leveled spear to his side and assumed a fighting posture.
- II〔厳しく訓練する〕train severely
- They worked the freshmen hard.／《口》 They put the freshmen through the wringer.