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Meaning of "clink" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CLINK

Perhaps from Middle Dutch klinken; related to Old Low German chlanch, German Klang sound.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CLINK

clink  [klɪŋk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLINK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Clink is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb clink in English.

WHAT DOES CLINK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of clink in the English dictionary

The first definition of clink in the dictionary is to make or cause to make a light and sharply ringing sound. Other definition of clink is a light and sharply ringing sound. Clink is also a pointed steel tool used for breaking up the surface of a road before it is repaired.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CLINK

PRESENT

Present
I clink
you clink
he/she/it clinks
we clink
you clink
they clink
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I clinked
you clinked
he/she/it clinked
we clinked
you clinked
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will clink
you will clink
he/she/it will clink
we will clink
you will clink
they will clink
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would clink
you would clink
he/she/it would clink
we would clink
you would clink
they would clink
Conditional continuous
I would be clinking
you would be clinking
he/she/it would be clinking
we would be clinking
you would be clinking
they would be clinking
Conditional perfect
I would have clink
you would have clink
he/she/it would have clink
we would have clink
you would have clink
they would have clink
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been clinking
you would have been clinking
he/she/it would have been clinking
we would have been clinking
you would have been clinking
they would have been clinking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you clink
we let´s clink
you clink
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to clink
Past participle
clinked
Present Participle
clinking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CLINK


blink
blɪŋk
bobolink
ˈbɒbəˌlɪŋk
cufflink
ˈkʌfˌlɪŋk
dislink
dɪsˈlɪŋk
downlink
ˈdaʊnlɪŋk
enlink
ɪnˈlɪŋk
eyeblink
ˈaɪˌblɪŋk
hyperlink
ˈhaɪpəˌlɪŋk
iceblink
ˈaɪsˌblɪŋk
interlink
ˌɪntəˈlɪŋk
link
lɪŋk
Maeterlinck
ˈmeɪtəˌlɪŋk
Memlinc
ˈmɛmlɪŋk
permalink
ˈpɜːməˌlɪŋk
plink
plɪŋk
relink
riːˈlɪŋk
slink
slɪŋk
snowblink
ˈsnəʊˌblɪŋk
unlink
ʌnˈlɪŋk
uplink
ˈʌpˌlɪŋk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLINK

clinical governance
clinical psychologist
clinical psychology
clinical thermometer
clinical trial
clinically
clinically dead
clinically obese
clinicalness
clinician
clinker
clinker block
clinker brick
clinker-built
clinkstone
clinoaxis
clinochlore
clinodiagonal
clinometer
clinometric

WORDS THAT END LIKE CLINK

cramboclink
cross-link
cuff link
data link
drag link
fixed link
hot link
missing link
on the blink
radio link
rail link
satellite link
the missing link
the weakest link
weak link
weakest link

Synonyms and antonyms of clink in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «clink» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLINK

Find out the translation of clink to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of clink from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «clink» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

碰杯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tintineo
570 millions of speakers

English

clink
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जेल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

صلصلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

звон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tilintar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঠুং ঠুং শব্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tôle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Clink
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klirren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

チャリンという音
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

땡그랑 소리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Clink
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

không chê được
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கலகல வென்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झुंड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çın
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tintinnio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

brzęk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дзвін
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clink
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

clink
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klink
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

clink
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Clink
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of clink

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLINK»

The term «clink» is regularly used and occupies the 58.393 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CLINK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about clink

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLINK»

Discover the use of clink in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to clink and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Clink
So day after day, Clink sits on a shelf and sadly watches as his friends leave with their new owners. He almost gives up on ever finding a home—until the day Clink spies a boy who just might be able to be the right one for him. . .
Kelly DiPucchio, 2011
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The Clink
Lucius Bodkin, an Elizabethan stand-up comedian, becomes unwillingly involved in the political skullduggery and jiggery-pokery surrounding the ailing queen. The Clink could pass itself off as a long-lost Elizabethan comedy.
Stephen Jeffreys, 1999
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Clink, Clank, Clunk!
A group of animal friends ride to town in a junky car that has numerous mechanical problems, in a rhythmic tale with plenty of sound and action words that make it perfect for reading aloud.
Miriam Aroner, 2006
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Clink Clank
F- =---::5 ff'- :d Clink Clank Kelly Doudnci A_BDO Publlshmg Company Published by SandCastle'M, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company, 4940. Consulting Ediior, Monica Marx, M.A./Rec|ding Specialist The bcllloon pops with cl bong.
Kelly Doudna, 2010
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Colin Clink. With illustrations by J. Leech
Anxious to see the boy, Mrs. Clink followed the doctor upstairs, and found Fanny sitting by his bed-side, with a cup of lukewarm tea in her hand, waiting until he should wake. Having examined his patient, the doctor addressed Fanny to the ...
Charles HOOTON, 1858
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The Layguide: How to Seduce Women More Beautiful Than You ...
Clink has taught men across the country how to seduce a woman without fail. Now, every guy can have access to his infallible wisdom in "The Layguide."
Tony Clink, 2004
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The Clink of the Ice: And Other Poems Worth Reading...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Eugene Field, 2012
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Eating Fruit Out of Season: Poems
This is a first book for poet David Clink, spanning 12 years of writing covering 40 years of experience, as the author shares with the reader his remembrances of falling out of a tree, days at the cottage, falling in and out of love, and ...
David Clink, 2008
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Clink
Clink is a satirical novel about the people who run prisons.
Mark Ryder, 2006
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Rules of Attraction
I feel guilty, but not guilty enough not to do it. I place a few cookies, then look at Tuck. He's on the lookout for Carlos or anyone else who might get suspicious. Each time I place a cookie, the clink of the magnet against metal makes Tuck laugh.
Simone Elkeles, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLINK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term clink is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why Tangerine Is the Most Unlikely Hit of the Year
Set on Christmas Eve, this madcap yarn begins with Latina working girl, Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez), getting out of the clink and trying to ... «Vogue.com, Jul 15»
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CLIFFORD MAY: U.S. can't appease Iran
A not-so-lunatic prediction: Ayatollah Khamenei will never deign to meet with Mr. Obama, shake his hand, clink glasses of pomegranate juice ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
3
Open thread: What's the funniest thing that you and your best friend …
THE OLD SAYING goes that a good friend will bail you out of jail, but a best friend will be sitting beside you in the clink. There's nothing at all in ... «thejournal.ie, Jul 15»
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Opening Thursday, Saltbox Kitchen Is a Return to a Chef/Farmer's …
... a farm-based cooking school led by Aran Goldstein (Clink), who will also be Saltbox Kitchen's chef. These culinary efforts support the farming ... «Eater, Jul 15»
5
Twelfth Night is perfect for a summer's evening
Should you overhear the clink of swords, raised voices or the strains of an Elizabethan madrigal emanating from an Eastbourne garden, the ... «Eastbourne Herald, Jul 15»
6
A New York Man Won A Large Settlement After He Had A Week …
Jail sucks, there's no two ways about that, but who knew you could go in the clink and lose the power of your penis along with your freedom? «UPROXX, Jul 15»
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The Cinders playing at Atascadero Lake Park Saturday
... Arts Center Committee, The Mortgage House, Community Church of Atascadero, Sacred Spark Hot Yoga, Atascadero Clink and Drink Club, ... «Atascadero News, Jul 15»
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German gets 4 years in clink for $14 MILLION global ATM fraud
A German man has been sentenced to 50 months in prison and ordered to repay $14m after he hacked into US banks, stealing debit card data ... «The Register, Jul 15»
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Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb eats out... at a restaurant staffed by …
Mr Crabb visited the Clink, a restaurant staffed by prisoners from South Wales which specialises in serving organic Welsh produce including ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
10
Caitlyn Jenner Breaks Down In Tears Over Disappointing Her Kids …
In the newly released trailer for I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner and her friends, including mom Esther Jenner, clink champagne glasses in a toast “to ... «Hollywood Life, Jul 15»

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