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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 ?
Again he clinks his metal castanet, and leads us leisurely away.
The noises were sufficiently removed and shut out from the counting-house to blend into a busy hum, interspersed with periodical clinks and thumps.
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: