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English noun: chink

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


SynonymsChinaman


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.


Synonymscheck


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)crack


Verb groupbreak, check, crack









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