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cliché | cliche | cliched | clichy | clichy-la-garenne | click | click beetle | click off | click open | click-clack | clicker

click

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

clickv. i. [Prob. an onomatopoetic word: cf. OF. cliquier. See Clack, and cf. Clink, Clique.].
     To make a slight, sharp noise (or a succession of such noises), as by gentle striking; to tick.  [1913 Webster]
    "The varnished clock that clicked behind the door."  [1913 Webster]
clickv. t. 
  •  To move with the sound of a click.  [1913 Webster]
    "She clicked back the bolt which held the window sash."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking together, or against something.  [1913 Webster]
    "[Jove] clicked all his marble thumbs."  [1913 Webster]
    "When merry milkmaids click the latch."  [1913 Webster]
clickn. 
  •  A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a pistol.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A kind of articulation used by the natives of Southern Africa, consisting in a sudden withdrawal of the end or some other portion of the tongue from a part of the mouth with which it is in contact, whereby a sharp, clicking sound is produced. The sounds are four in number, and are called cerebral, palatal, dental, and lateral clicks or clucks, the latter being the noise ordinarily used in urging a horse forward.  [1913 Webster]
clickv. t. [OE. kleken, clichen. Cf. Clutch.].
     To snatch.  Halliwell.  [1913 Webster]
clickn. [Cf. 4th Click, and OF. clique latch.].
  •  A detent, pawl, or ratchet, as that which catches the cogs of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion. See Illust. of Ratched wheel.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The latch of a door.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

click, n. & v.
--n.
1 a slight sharp sound as of a switch being operated.
2 a sharp non-vocal suction, used as a speech-sound in some languages.
3 a catch in machinery acting with a slight sharp sound.
4 (of a horse) an action causing a hind foot to touch the shoe of a fore foot.
--v.
1 a intr. make a click. b tr. cause (one's tongue, heels, etc.) to click.
2 intr. colloq. a become clear or understandable (often prec. by it as subject : when I saw them it all clicked). b be successful, secure one's object. c (foll. by with) become friendly, esp. with a person of the opposite sex. d come to an agreement.

Idiom
click beetle any of a family of beetles (Elateridae) that make a click in recovering from being overturned.
Derivative
clicker n.
Etymology
imit.: cf. Du. klikken, F cliquer

THESAURUS

click

be blooded, be successful, bump, catch on, chink, clack, clink, clop, clump, clunk, come off, connect, crack, cracking, crackle, crackling, crepitate, crepitation, crump, decrepitate, decrepitation, dull thud, farewell, flick, flump, go, go great guns, go off, go over, go over big, go to town, graduate, make a hit, meet with success, pad, pan out, pass, pat, patter, pitapat, pitter-patter, plump, plunk, pop, prevail, prosper, prove out, qualify, rap, sizzling, snap, snapping, spit, spitting, succeed, take, tap, thud, thump, tick, tinkle, tunk, work well, work wonders

ROGET THESAURUS

click

Snap

VB rap, snap, tap, knock, ping, click, clash, crack, crackle, crash, pop, slam, bang, blast, boom, clap, clang, clack, whack, wham, brustle, burst on the ear, crepitate, rump, blow up, blow, detonate.


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