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click

 (klĭk)
n.
1. A brief, sharp sound: the click of a door latch.
2. A mechanical device, such as a pawl, that snaps into position.
3. Computers
a. An instance of pressing down and releasing a button on a mouse or other input device.
b. An instance of selecting an item in a website or app by clicking or tapping on a mouse, touchscreen, or other input device.
4. Linguistics Any of various implosive stops, such as that of English tsk, produced by raising the back of the tongue to make contact with the palate and simultaneously closing the lips or touching the teeth or alveolar ridge with the tip and sides of the tongue, and found as phonemic consonants especially in the Khoisan and some Bantu languages. Also called suction stop. See Usage Note at !Kung.
v. clicked, click·ing, clicks
v.intr.
1. To produce a click or series of clicks.
2. Computers
a. To press and release a button on a mouse or other input device.
b. To select an item in a webpage or app by clicking or tapping a mouse, touchscreen, or other input device.
3. Slang
a. To have good social or working relations; hit it off: The director and producer clicked at the very start of the play.
b. To become clear; fall into place: The answer finally clicked, and I finished the crossword.
c. To be a great success: The play clicked on Broadway.
v.tr.
1. To cause to click, as by striking together: clicked his heels.
2. Computers
a. To press down and release (a button on an input device): clicked the left button on the mouse.
b. To press down and release a button on (an input device): clicked the mouse.
c. To select (an item in a webpage or app) by clicking or tapping a mouse, touchscreen, or other input device: To open the file, click the icon.

[Imitative.]

click

(klɪk)
n
1. a short light often metallic sound
2. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. the locking member of a ratchet mechanism, such as a pawl or detent
b. the movement of such a mechanism between successive locking positions
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics any of various stop consonants, found in Khoisan and as borrowings in southern Bantu languages, that are produced by the suction of air into the mouth
4. (Units) slang US and Canadian a kilometre
5. (Computer Science) computing an act of pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
vb
6. to make or cause to make a clicking sound: to click one's heels.
7. (Computer Science) (usually foll by on) computing to press and release (a button on a mouse) or to select (a particular function) by pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
8. (intr) slang to be a great success: that idea really clicked.
9. (intr) informal to become suddenly clear: it finally clicked when her name was mentioned.
10. (intr) slang to go or fit together with ease: they clicked from their first meeting.
[C17: of imitative origin]

click

(klɪk)

n.
1. a slight, sharp sound: the click of a latch.
2. a small device for preventing backward movement of a mechanism, as a detent or pawl.
3. any of a variety of ingressive, usu. implosive, speech sounds, phonemic in some languages, produced by suction occlusion and plosive or affricative release.
4. any of a variety of sounds used in calling or urging on horses or other animals, in expressing reprimand or sympathy, or produced in audible kissing.
5. Informal. a sudden insight or realization.
v.i.
6. to emit or make a slight, sharp sound, or series of such sounds, as by the cocking of a pistol.
7. Informal.
a. to succeed; make a hit.
b. to fit together; function well together: Their personalities don't really click.
c. to become suddenly clear or intelligible.
8. Computers. to depress and release a mouse button rapidly, as to select an icon.
v.t.
9. to cause to click.
10. to strike together with a click: He clicked his heels and saluted.
[1575–85; perhaps imitative; compare Dutch klick (n.), klikken (v.)]
click′er, n.
click′less, adj.

click


Past participle: clicked
Gerund: clicking

Imperative
click
click
Present
I click
you click
he/she/it clicks
we click
you click
they click
Preterite
I clicked
you clicked
he/she/it clicked
we clicked
you clicked
they clicked
Present Continuous
I am clicking
you are clicking
he/she/it is clicking
we are clicking
you are clicking
they are clicking
Present Perfect
I have clicked
you have clicked
he/she/it has clicked
we have clicked
you have clicked
they have clicked
Past Continuous
I was clicking
you were clicking
he/she/it was clicking
we were clicking
you were clicking
they were clicking
Past Perfect
I had clicked
you had clicked
he/she/it had clicked
we had clicked
you had clicked
they had clicked
Future
I will click
you will click
he/she/it will click
we will click
you will click
they will click
Future Perfect
I will have clicked
you will have clicked
he/she/it will have clicked
we will have clicked
you will have clicked
they will have clicked
Future Continuous
I will be clicking
you will be clicking
he/she/it will be clicking
we will be clicking
you will be clicking
they will be clicking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clicking
you have been clicking
he/she/it has been clicking
we have been clicking
you have been clicking
they have been clicking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clicking
you will have been clicking
he/she/it will have been clicking
we will have been clicking
you will have been clicking
they will have been clicking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clicking
you had been clicking
he/she/it had been clicking
we had been clicking
you had been clicking
they had been clicking
Conditional
I would click
you would click
he/she/it would click
we would click
you would click
they would click
Past Conditional
I would have clicked
you would have clicked
he/she/it would have clicked
we would have clicked
you would have clicked
they would have clicked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.click - a short light metallic soundclick - a short light metallic sound  
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.click - a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop consonant, stop - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
3.click - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backwardclick - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
catch, stop - a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
rachet, ratch, ratchet - mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
4.click - depression of a button on a computer mouseclick - depression of a button on a computer mouse; "a click on the right button for example"
depression - pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"
Verb1.click - move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
2.click - make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
3.click - click repeatedly or uncontrollably; "Chattering teeth"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
4.click - cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
5.click - produce a click; "Xhosa speakers click"
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
6.click - make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
7.click - become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotionsclick - become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"

click

noun
1. snap, beat, tick, clack I heard a click and then the telephone message started to play.
verb
1. snap, beat, tick, clack Camera shutters clicked all around me.
2. (Informal) become clear, come home (to), make sense, fall into place When I saw the TV report, it all suddenly clicked.
3. (Informal) get on, be compatible, hit it off (informal), be on the same wavelength, get on like a house on fire (informal), take to each other, feel a rapport They clicked immediately; they liked all the same things.

click

noun
A light, sharp noise:
verb
1. To make a light, sharp noise:
2. Slang. To turn out well:
3. Slang. To interact with another or others in a meaningful fashion:
Translations
طَقْطَقَةطَقْطَقَه، قَرْقَعَه، طَقَّهيُطَقْطِقُيُقَرْقِع، يَطَقْطِق
cvaknutíklapnoutcvaknout
klikklikkesmældsmælde
musklako
naksahdusnaksahtaanaksauttaanapsahdusnapsahtaa
škljocajškljocati
kattanáskattint
smellasmellur
カチッという音カチッと鳴る
찰깍 소리가 나다찰깍하는 소리
spragtelėjimasspragtelėtitaukštelėti
klakšķētklakšķisklikšķētklikšķissasist papēžus
poktlesktleskniti
klicka tillknäpp
เกิดเสียงดังกริ๊กเสียงดังกริ๊ก
'çıt' etmek'çıt' sesi'klik'tıktıkırdamak
kêu lách cáchtiếng lách cách

click

[klɪk]
A. N [of camera etc] → golpecito m seco, clic m; [of heels] → taconeo m; [of tongue] → chasquido m; [of gun] → piñoneo m; [of typewriter etc] → tecleo m
B. VT [+ tongue] → chasquear (Comput) → hacer click en
to click one's heelsdar un taconazo
C. VI
1. [camera etc] → hacer clic; [gun] → piñonear; [typewriter etc] → teclear
the door clicked shutla puerta se cerró con un golpecito seco
2. (= be understood) → quedar claro/a
it didn't click with me untilno caí en la cuenta hasta (que) ...
suddenly it all clicked (into place)de pronto, todo encajaba (en su sitio)
3. (= be a success) [product, invention] → ser un éxito; [two people] → congeniar, gustarse inmediatamente
to click with sbcongeniar or conectar con algn
4. (Comput) → hacer click
to click on an iconhacer click en un icono

click

[ˈklɪk]
vi
[object, camera] → faire un bruit sec, faire un déclic
[people] → sympathiser
(= became clear) it suddenly clicked → ça a fait tilt
vt
to click one's tongue → faire claquer sa langue
to click one's heels → claquer des talons
n (= noise) → bruit m sec
click on
vt fus (COMPUTING) [+ icon] → cliquer sur

click

1
nKlicken nt; (of joints)Knacken nt; (of light switch)Knipsen nt; (of fingers)Knipsen nt, → Schnipsen nt; (Comput) → (Maus)klick m; (of latch, key in lock)Schnappen nt; (tongue, Phon) → Schnalzen nt; he turned with a sharp click of his heelser drehte sich um und klappte zackig die Hacken zusammen
vi
(= make clicking noise)klicken; (joints)knacken; (light switch)knipsen; (fingers)knipsen, schnipsen; (Comput) → klicken; (latch, key in lock)schnappen; (tongue, Phon) → schnalzen; (high heels)klappern
(inf: = be understood) → funken (inf); suddenly it all clicked (into place)plötzlich hatte es gefunkt (inf)
(inf: = get on well) → funken (inf); they clicked right from the moment they first metzwischen ihnen hatte es vom ersten Augenblick an gefunkt (inf); some people you click with straight awaymit manchen Leuten versteht man sich auf Anhieb
(inf: = catch on) → ankommen (inf)(with bei)
vt heelszusammenklappen; fingersschnippen mit; (Comput) → klicken auf +acc; tongueschnalzen mit; to click a door shuteine Tür zuklinken; to click something into placeetw einschnappen lassen

click

2
n usu pl (US inf) → Kilometer m

click

[klɪk]
1. n (of camera) → scatto; (of high heels) → tacchettio; (of soldiers' boots) → battito; (of tongue) → schiocco
2. vt (heels) → battere; (tongue) → far schioccare
3. vi (camera) → scattare; (heels) → ticchettare
the door clicked shut → la porta si chiuse con uno scatto
suddenly it all clicked (into place) (fig) (fam) → di colpo tutto è diventato chiaro

click

(klik) noun
a short, sharp sound, like that of a light-switch being turned on. the click of the camera.
verb
to (cause to) make such a sound. The soldier clicked his heels together; The gate clicked.

click

طَقْطَقَة, يُطَقْطِقُ cvaknout, cvaknutí klik, klikke Klicken κάνω κλικ, κλικ chasquear, chasquido naksahdus, naksahtaa clic, cliquer škljocaj, škljocati clic, cliccare カチッという音, カチッと鳴る 찰깍 소리가 나다, 찰깍하는 소리 klik, klikken klikk, klikke kliknąć, kliknięcie clicar, clique щелкать, щелчок klicka till, knäpp เกิดเสียงดังกริ๊ก, เสียงดังกริ๊ก tık, tıklamak kêu lách cách, tiếng lách cách 咔哒声, 点击

click

n (card) chasquido
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He didn't need to be told what caused my excitement, for the instant he was awake he, too, heard the long-hoped for click, and with a whoop of delight pounced upon the instrument.
He had the chain in his right claw and the shoes in his left, and he flew right away to a mill, and the mill went 'Click clack, click clack, click clack.
As we got into the New Row, which was hardly wide enough to hold the Doctor and his gown, click, click, click, we heard in the old Madman's den.
The click of that machine brought him hack to the stern realities of life.
She did not know, and it concerned her little; for boats, and the sea, and the things and happenings of the sea were of far more vital interest to her than men, and the next moment she was staring through the warm tropic darkness at the loom of the sails and the steady green of the moving sidelight, and listening eagerly to the click of the sweeps in the rowlocks.
He very seldom used the whip; I knew by his voice, and his click, click, when he wanted to get on fast, and by the rein where I was to go; so there was no need for whipping; but I must go back to my story.
Dreadfully hungry," answered the Tiger, snapping his jaws together with a fierce click.
The big curved wings on either side flapped disconcertingly, flapped again' click, clock, click, clock, clitter-clock!
The click of the typewriter stopped; the girl was looking at the secretary, who had turned white.
The hammer fell with a futile click on an empty chamber--the ape-man's hand shot out like the head of an angry python; there was a quick wrench, and the revolver sailed far out across the ship's rail, and dropped into the Atlantic.
I was modestly wondering whether my utmost ingenuity would have enabled me to say anything that would have amused him half as much as this imaginary pleasantry, when I was startled by a sudden click in the wall on one side of the chimney, and the ghostly tumbling open of a little wooden flap with "JOHN" upon it.
Still the prongs continued to click assiduously, for it was not late; and though the air was fresh and keen there was a whisper of spring in it that cheered the workers on.