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plink

 (plĭngk)
v. plinked, plink·ing, plinks
v.tr.
1. To cause to make a soft, sharp, metallic sound; clink.
2. To shoot at casually.
v.intr.
1. To make a soft, sharp, metallic sound.
2. To shoot casually at random targets.

[Imitative.]

plink′er n.

plink

(plɪŋk)
n
a short sharp often metallic sound as of a string on a musical instrument being plucked or a bullet striking metal
vb
1. (intr) to make such a noise
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to hit (a target, such as a tin can) by shooting or to shoot at such a target
[C20: of imitative origin]
ˈplinking n, adj

plink

(plɪŋk)

v.i.
1. to shoot, as with a rifle, at random targets.
2. to make a series of short, light, ringing sounds.
v.t.
3. to shoot at randomly, as with a rifle.
4. to cause to make a series of short, light, ringing sounds.
n.
5. a plinking sound.
[1965–70; imitative]

plink


Past participle: plinked
Gerund: plinking

Imperative
plink
plink
Present
I plink
you plink
he/she/it plinks
we plink
you plink
they plink
Preterite
I plinked
you plinked
he/she/it plinked
we plinked
you plinked
they plinked
Present Continuous
I am plinking
you are plinking
he/she/it is plinking
we are plinking
you are plinking
they are plinking
Present Perfect
I have plinked
you have plinked
he/she/it has plinked
we have plinked
you have plinked
they have plinked
Past Continuous
I was plinking
you were plinking
he/she/it was plinking
we were plinking
you were plinking
they were plinking
Past Perfect
I had plinked
you had plinked
he/she/it had plinked
we had plinked
you had plinked
they had plinked
Future
I will plink
you will plink
he/she/it will plink
we will plink
you will plink
they will plink
Future Perfect
I will have plinked
you will have plinked
he/she/it will have plinked
we will have plinked
you will have plinked
they will have plinked
Future Continuous
I will be plinking
you will be plinking
he/she/it will be plinking
we will be plinking
you will be plinking
they will be plinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been plinking
you have been plinking
he/she/it has been plinking
we have been plinking
you have been plinking
they have been plinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been plinking
you will have been plinking
he/she/it will have been plinking
we will have been plinking
you will have been plinking
they will have been plinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been plinking
you had been plinking
he/she/it had been plinking
we had been plinking
you had been plinking
they had been plinking
Conditional
I would plink
you would plink
he/she/it would plink
we would plink
you would plink
they would plink
Past Conditional
I would have plinked
you would have plinked
he/she/it would have plinked
we would have plinked
you would have plinked
they would have plinked
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