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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


Synonymsbuttock


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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