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English noun: click

1. click (event) a short light metallic sound

Synonymschink, clink

Broader (hypernym)sound

2. click (communication) a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)

Synonymssuction stop

Broader (hypernym)occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant

3. click (artifact) a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

Synonymsdetent, dog, pawl

Broader (hypernym)catch, stop

Part meronymrachet, ratch, ratchet

4. click (act) depression of a button on a computer mouse

SamplesA click on the right button for example.

Synonymsmouse click

Broader (hypernym)depression

English verb: click

1. click (motion) move or strike with a noise

SamplesHe clicked on the light.
His arm was snapped forward.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)move

2. click (perception) make a clicking or ticking sound

SamplesThe clock ticked away.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

3. click (perception) click repeatedly or uncontrollably

SamplesChattering teeth.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

4. click (contact) cause to make a snapping sound

SamplesSnap your fingers.

Synonymsflick, snap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)move

5. click (communication) produce a click

SamplesXhosa speakers click.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out

6. click (communication) make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens

Synonymsclack, cluck

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

7. click (cognition) become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions

SamplesIt dawned on him that she had betrayed him.
She was penetrated with sorrow.

Synonymscome home, dawn, fall into place, get across, get through, penetrate, sink in

Pattern of useSomething ----s


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