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English noun: cheek

1. cheek (body) either side of the face below the eyes

Broader (hypernym)feature, lineament

Part holonymarteria buccalis, buccal artery, buccinator muscle, cheek muscle, musculus buccinator

Part meronymface, human face

2. cheek (communication) an impudent statement

Synonymsimpertinence, impudence

Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, disrespect

3. cheek (body) either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump


Broader (hypernym)body part

Part holonymglute, gluteal muscle, gluteus, gluteus muscle

Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

4. cheek (attribute) impudent aggressiveness

SamplesI couldn't believe her boldness.
He had the effrontery to question my honesty.

Synonymsboldness, brass, face, nerve

Broader (hypernym)aggressiveness

Narrower (hyponym)audaciousness, audacity

English verb: cheek

1. cheek (communication) speak impudently to

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)speak, talk

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