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English noun: chink

1. chink (person) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent


Broader (hypernym)Chinese

Domain usageargot, cant, depreciation, derogation, disparagement, ethnic slur, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

2. chink (object) a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

Broader (hypernym)cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure

3. chink (event) a short light metallic sound

Synonymsclick, clink

Broader (hypernym)sound

English verb: chink

1. chink (perception) make or emit a high sound

SamplesTinkling bells.

Synonymsclink, tink, tinkle

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

2. chink (contact) fill the chinks of, as with caulking

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plug, secure, stop up

3. chink (change) make cracks or chinks in

SamplesThe heat checked the paint.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)crack

Verb groupbreak, check, crack

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