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clock1

clock1

pronunciation:
klak
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
around the clock
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part of speech: noun
definition: a mechanical or electric device, other than a watch, for measuring or indicating time.
 
synonyms:
timekeeper, timepiece
similar words:
chronometer, time clock
phrase: around the clock
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clocked, clocking, clocks
definition: to measure the time or speed of, using a clock or watch.
We clocked the horse at thirty miles per hour.
synonyms:
time
similar words:
measure
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to record by a time clock one's arriving at or leaving work (fol. by in or out).
synonyms:
punch in, punch out
Word History
Clock is from a Celtic word meaning "bell." In the 1300s, the time was announced with the sounding of a bell.
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