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cheek

 (chēk)
n.
1. The fleshy part of either side of the face below the eye and between the nose and ear.
2. Something resembling the cheek in shape or position.
3. Either of the buttocks.
4. Impertinent boldness: had the cheek to insult his hosts.
tr.v. cheeked, cheek·ing, cheeks Informal
To speak impudently to.
Idiom:
cheek by jowl
Side by side; close together.

[Middle English cheke, from Old English cēace.]

cheek

(tʃiːk)
n
1. (Anatomy)
a. either side of the face, esp that part below the eye
b. either side of the oral cavity; side of the mouth. buccalgenalmalar
2. informal impudence; effrontery
3. (often plural) informal either side of the buttocks
4. (Architecture) (often plural) a side of a door jamb
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical one of the two fore-and-aft supports for the trestletrees on a mast of a sailing vessel, forming part of the hounds
6. (Tools) one of the jaws of a vice
7. cheek by jowl close together; intimately linked
8. turn the other cheek to be submissive and refuse to retaliate even when provoked or treated badly
9. with one's tongue in one's cheek See tongue19
vb
(tr) informal to speak or behave disrespectfully to; act impudently towards
[Old English ceace; related to Middle Low German kāke, Dutch kaak]
ˈcheekless adj

cheek

(tʃik)

n.
1. either side of the face below the eye and above the jaw.
2. the side wall of the mouth between the upper and lower jaws.
3. something likened to the side of the face, as either of two corresponding sides of an object: the cheeks of a vise.
4. impudence or effrontery.
5. either of the buttocks.
Idioms:
cheek by jowl, in close intimacy; side by side.
[before 900; Middle English cheke, Old English cē(a)ce, c. Old Frisian ziāke; akin to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kāke cheek]
cheek′less, adj.

cheek


Past participle: cheeked
Gerund: cheeking

Imperative
cheek
cheek
Present
I cheek
you cheek
he/she/it cheeks
we cheek
you cheek
they cheek
Preterite
I cheeked
you cheeked
he/she/it cheeked
we cheeked
you cheeked
they cheeked
Present Continuous
I am cheeking
you are cheeking
he/she/it is cheeking
we are cheeking
you are cheeking
they are cheeking
Present Perfect
I have cheeked
you have cheeked
he/she/it has cheeked
we have cheeked
you have cheeked
they have cheeked
Past Continuous
I was cheeking
you were cheeking
he/she/it was cheeking
we were cheeking
you were cheeking
they were cheeking
Past Perfect
I had cheeked
you had cheeked
he/she/it had cheeked
we had cheeked
you had cheeked
they had cheeked
Future
I will cheek
you will cheek
he/she/it will cheek
we will cheek
you will cheek
they will cheek
Future Perfect
I will have cheeked
you will have cheeked
he/she/it will have cheeked
we will have cheeked
you will have cheeked
they will have cheeked
Future Continuous
I will be cheeking
you will be cheeking
he/she/it will be cheeking
we will be cheeking
you will be cheeking
they will be cheeking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cheeking
you have been cheeking
he/she/it has been cheeking
we have been cheeking
you have been cheeking
they have been cheeking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cheeking
you will have been cheeking
he/she/it will have been cheeking
we will have been cheeking
you will have been cheeking
they will have been cheeking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cheeking
you had been cheeking
he/she/it had been cheeking
we had been cheeking
you had been cheeking
they had been cheeking
Conditional
I would cheek
you would cheek
he/she/it would cheek
we would cheek
you would cheek
they would cheek
Past Conditional
I would have cheeked
you would have cheeked
he/she/it would have cheeked
we would have cheeked
you would have cheeked
they would have cheeked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheek - either side of the face below the eyescheek - either side of the face below the eyes
buccinator muscle, cheek muscle, musculus buccinator - a muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth
arteria buccalis, buccal artery - a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies blood to the buccinator muscle and the cheek
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
feature, lineament - the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"; "his lineaments were very regular"
2.cheek - an impudent statement
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
3.cheek - either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rumpcheek - either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
glute, gluteal muscle, gluteus, gluteus muscle - any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
4.cheek - impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
aggressiveness - the quality of being bold and enterprising
audaciousness, audacity - aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; "he had the audacity to question my decision"
Verb1.cheek - speak impudently to
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"

cheek

noun (Informal) impudence, face (informal), front, nerve, sauce (informal), gall (informal), disrespect, audacity, neck (informal), lip (slang), temerity, chutzpah (U.S. & Canad. informal), insolence, impertinence, effrontery, brass neck (Brit. informal), brazenness, sassiness (U.S. informal) I'm amazed they have the cheek to ask in the first place.
Related words
technical name gena
adjectives genal, buccal, malar

cheek

noun
Translations
خَدّخَدٌّ، وَجْنَهوَقاحَه
бузастрана
tvářdrzostlíčko
kindbaldecheekfrækhed
vango
poski
obraz
kinnósvífni
ほお
gena
nepagarbus elgesysskruostas
nekaunībavaigs
líce
licepredrznost
kind
แก้ม
yanakyüzsüzlükcüretküstahlık

cheek

[tʃiːk]
A. N
1. (Anat) → mejilla f, carrillo m; (= buttock) → nalga f
they were dancing cheek to cheekbailaban muy apretados
cheek by jowl (with)codo a or con codo (con)
to turn the other cheekponer la otra mejilla
2. (= impudence) → descaro m, cara f, frescura f
what a cheek!; of all the cheek!¡qué cara!, ¡qué caradura!, ¡qué frescura!
to have the cheek to do sthtener la cara de hacer algo
B. VTportarse como un fresco con

cheek

[ˈtʃiːk] n
[face] → joue f
He kissed her on the cheek → Il l'a embrassée sur la joue.
to turn the other cheek (fig)tendre l'autre joue
(= impudence) → toupet m, culot m
What a cheek! → Quel culot!
to have the cheek to do sth → avoir le culot de faire qch

cheek

n
Backe f, → Wange f (liter); to be cheek by jowl (with somebody)Tuchfühlung mit jdm haben, auf Tuchfühlung (mit jdm) sein; to dance cheek to cheekWange an Wange tanzen; cheek pouchFuttertasche f; to turn the other cheekdie andere Wange hinhalten
(= buttock)Backe f
(Brit: = impudence) → Frechheit f, → Unverschämtheit f, → Dreistigkeit f; to have the cheek to do somethingdie Frechheit or Stirn haben, etw zu tun, sich erfrechen, etw zu tun; they gave him a lot of cheeksie waren sehr frech zu ihm; enough of your cheek!jetzt reichts aber!; of all the cheek!, the cheek of it!so eine Frechheit or Unverschämtheit!
vt (Brit) to cheek somebodyfrech sein zu jdm or gegen jdn

cheek

[tʃiːk]
1. n
a.guancia (fam) (buttock) → natica
to dance cheek to cheek → ballare guancia a guancia
cheek by jowl → gomito a gomito
b. (fam) (impudence) → faccia tosta, sfacciataggine f
what a cheek! → che faccia tosta!
2. vtessere sfacciato/a con

cheek

(tʃiːk) noun
1. the side of the face below the eye. pink cheeks.
2. impudence or disrespectful behaviour. He had the cheek to refuse me entrance.
ˈcheeky adjective
impudent. a cheeky remark.
ˈcheekiness noun

cheek

خَدّ tvář kind Wange μάγουλο mejilla poski joue obraz guancia ほお wang kinn policzek bochecha щека kind แก้ม yanak 脸颊

cheek

n. mejilla.

cheek

n mejilla; (fam, buttock) nalga
References in classic literature ?
Jo put her arm round her and, leaning cheek to cheek, read also, with the quiet expression so seldom seen on her restless face.
Always when she had thought of the matter, it had seemed to her that in town all must be gaiety and life, that there men and women must live happily and freely, giving and taking friendship and affection as one takes the feel of a wind on the cheek.
A long scar ran across one cheek and drew the corner of his mouth up in a sinister curl.
All the others had been dying to ask the question, yet one and all laughed at the conscious manner and blushing cheek of the questioner.
With this measured, but not exactly cold assurance of a hospitable purpose, Hepzibah kissed her cheek.
It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
This young fellow's healthy cheek is like a sun-toasted pear in hue, and would seem to smell almost as musky; he cannot have been three days landed from his Indian voyage.
He had white blood in his veins, as could be seen by the quick flush in his cheek, and the sparkle of his eye, as he eagerly tried to speak.
When they opened again, Magdalen's arm was supporting her, Magdalen's breath fanned her cheek, Magdalen's cold lips kissed her.
Now," said Estella, gliding away the instant I touched her cheek, "you are to take care that I have some tea, and you are to take me to Richmond.
He has a cut on one cheek and a mighty pleasant way with him, particularly in drink, has my mate Bill.
And the Queen kissed fair Mistress Dale upon the cheek, and bade her remain in the palace with her ladies while she was in the city.