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clink 1

 (klĭngk)
intr. & tr.v. clinked, clink·ing, clinks
To make or cause to make a light, sharp ringing sound: clinked their wineglasses together in a toast.
n.
A light, sharp ringing sound, as of glass or metal.

[Middle English clinken, probably from Middle Dutch klinken, of imitative origin.]

clink 2

 (klĭngk)
n. Slang
A prison or a prison cell; a jail: spent the night in the clink.

[After Clink, a district of London famous for its prison.]

clink

(klɪŋk)
vb
to make or cause to make a light and sharply ringing sound
n
1. a light and sharply ringing sound
2. (Tools) Brit a pointed steel tool used for breaking up the surface of a road before it is repaired
[C14: perhaps from Middle Dutch klinken; related to Old Low German chlanch, German Klang sound]

clink

(klɪŋk)
n
a slang word for prison
[C16: after Clink, name of a prison in Southwark, London]

clink1

(klɪŋk)

v.i., v.t.
1. to make or cause to make a light, sharp, ringing sound: The coins clinked together.
n.
2. a clinking sound.
[1275–1325; Middle English, perhaps < Middle Dutch clinken to ring]

clink2

(klɪŋk)

n. Slang.
a prison; jail; lockup.
[1505–15; after Clink a prison in Southwark, London, perhaps < Dutch klink door latch]

clink


Past participle: clinked
Gerund: clinking

Imperative
clink
clink
Present
I clink
you clink
he/she/it clinks
we clink
you clink
they clink
Preterite
I clinked
you clinked
he/she/it clinked
we clinked
you clinked
they clinked
Present Continuous
I am clinking
you are clinking
he/she/it is clinking
we are clinking
you are clinking
they are clinking
Present Perfect
I have clinked
you have clinked
he/she/it has clinked
we have clinked
you have clinked
they have clinked
Past Continuous
I was clinking
you were clinking
he/she/it was clinking
we were clinking
you were clinking
they were clinking
Past Perfect
I had clinked
you had clinked
he/she/it had clinked
we had clinked
you had clinked
they had clinked
Future
I will clink
you will clink
he/she/it will clink
we will clink
you will clink
they will clink
Future Perfect
I will have clinked
you will have clinked
he/she/it will have clinked
we will have clinked
you will have clinked
they will have clinked
Future Continuous
I will be clinking
you will be clinking
he/she/it will be clinking
we will be clinking
you will be clinking
they will be clinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clinking
you have been clinking
he/she/it has been clinking
we have been clinking
you have been clinking
they have been clinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clinking
you will have been clinking
he/she/it will have been clinking
we will have been clinking
you will have been clinking
they will have been clinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clinking
you had been clinking
he/she/it had been clinking
we had been clinking
you had been clinking
they had been clinking
Conditional
I would clink
you would clink
he/she/it would clink
we would clink
you would clink
they would clink
Past Conditional
I would have clinked
you would have clinked
he/she/it would have clinked
we would have clinked
you would have clinked
they would have clinked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clink - a short light metallic soundclink - a short light metallic sound  
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.clink - a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)clink - a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
bastille - a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
correctional institution - a penal institution maintained by the government
holding cell - a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial
hoosegow, hoosgow - slang for a jail
house of correction - (formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences
lockup - jail in a local police station
workhouse - a county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months
Verb1.clink - make a high sound typical of glass; "champagne glasses clinked to make a toast"
sound - cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
2.clink - make or emit a high sound; "tinkling bells"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"

clink

noun
Slang. A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention:
Informal: lockup, pen.
Chiefly Regional: calaboose.
Translations
رَنين، طَنينيَدُق كأْسا بِكَأْسٍ
cinkánícinknoutpřiťuknout si
klinke medklinkenklirreklirren
hringl, glamurhringla, glamra
dzingsėjimasdzingsėtiskambėjimassudaužtisusidaužti
šķindētšķindoņa
štrngnúť
şıngırda makşıngırtı

clink

1 [klɪŋk]
A. N [of coins] → tintín m, tintineo m; [of glasses] → choque m
B. VThacer sonar, hacer tintinear
to clink glasses with sbentrechocar la copa con algn
C. VI [coins] → tintinear

clink

2 [klɪŋk] N (= jail) → trena f

clink

[ˈklɪŋk]
vi [glasses] → tinter
vt
to clink glasses → trinquer
ntintement m

clink

1
vtklirren lassen; (= jingle)klimpern mit; she clinked a coin against the windowsie schlug mit einer Münze gegen die Scheibe, dass es klirrte; to clink glasses with somebodymit jdm anstoßen
viklirren; (= jingle)klimpern; the spoon clinked against the glassder Löffel stieß klirrend an das Glas
n no plKlirren nt, → Klimpern nt; the clink of glasses as they drank to his healthdas Klingen der Gläser, als auf sein Wohl getrunken wurde

clink

2
n (inf: = prison) → Knast m (inf); in clinkim Knast

clink

[klɪŋk]
1. ntintinnio
2. vt to clink glasses with sbbrindare or fare cin cin con qn
3. vitintinnare

clink

(kliŋk) noun
a ringing sound. the clink of coins.
verb
to (cause to) make such a sound. They clinked their glasses together.
References in classic literature ?
Back in the gloom of the cavern I heard the clink of a little bell, and then this exclamation:
The faint clink of the bottle, as it fell harmlessly from her loosened grasp and rolled against some porcelain object on the table, struck through her brain like the stroke of a knife.
Occasionally, a stray workman putting his coat on, traversed the hall, or a stranger peered about there, or a distant clink was heard across the courtyard, or a thump from the golden giant.
Some real or fancied sound, some clink upon the river or breathing of beast upon the marsh, now gave him a start, and he said, suddenly:
The rush of expectant men out of the forecastle, the snatching of hand-spikes, the tramp of feet, the clink of the pawls, make a stirring accompaniment to a plaintive up-anchor song with a roaring chorus; and this burst of noisy activity from a whole ship's crew seems like a voiceful awakening of the ship herself, till then, in the picturesque phrase of Dutch seamen, "lying asleep upon her iron.
Irwine was speaking, the sound of a booted step and the clink of a spur were heard on the stone floor of the entrance- hall, and Joshua Rann moved hastily aside from the doorway to make room for some one who paused there, and said, in a ringing tenor voice,
Did I iver tell you how Horker Kelley wint into clink nakid as Phoebus Apollonius, wid the shirts av the Corp'ril an' file undher his arrum?
When the servant passed he picked it up, dropped a rupee - Kim could hear the clink - and strode into the house, never turning round.
When Lady Russell not long afterwards, was entering Bath on a wet afternoon, and driving through the long course of streets from the Old Bridge to Camden Place, amidst the dash of other carriages, the heavy rumble of carts and drays, the bawling of newspapermen, muffin-men and milkmen, and the ceaseless clink of pattens, she made no complaint.
He put his two forefingers between his teeth and whistled shrilly--a signal which was answered by a similar whistle from the distance, followed shortly by the rattle of wheels and the clink of horses' hoofs.
Far away came the sharp clink of a boot striking upon a stone.
We heard the familiar clink of a hammer, and understood the case at once.