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click

click

 
 
pronunciation:
klIk
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slight, sharp sound.
We could hear the click of her high-heeled shoes on the pavement as she came toward us.The light went on with a click of the switch.
synonyms:
clack
similar words:
clap, crack, pop, snap, tap, tick
definition 2: a speech sound of certain African languages that is made by drawing air into the mouth and clicking the tongue.
definition 3: in computing, the act of pressing and releasing the button on a mouse.
One click will select the file, and two will open it.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: clicked, clicking, clicks
definition 1: to make a slight, sharp sound.
The gun's trigger clicked, and the room fell silent.
similar words:
clack, clap, crack, pop, snap, tick
definition 2: in computing, to press and release the button on a mouse in order to carry out an action on the screen, such as positioning the cursor or selecting a program icon (often followed by "on").
Click on the photo to see an enlarged image.He clicked in the cell on the spreadsheet and typed the formula.
definition 3: (informal) to succeed; gain approval.
The advertising campaign clicked with the public, and suddenly profits were booming.
synonyms:
succeed
similar words:
hit, take
definition 4: (informal) to fit together well; agree.
They went out for dinner a few times, but they just didn't click as a couple.
synonyms:
get along
similar words:
agree, fit, mesh
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to make a clicking noise.
He clicked the trigger.She clicked her tongue in disapproval.
similar words:
clack, crack, snap
derivation: clicker (n.)
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