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chink

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchinkchink1 /tʃɪŋk/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]HOLE a small hole in a wall, or between two things that join together, that lets light or air through syn crackchink in 🔊 The sun came through a chink in the curtains.2 [countable]SOUND British English a high ringing sound made by metal or glass objects hitting each other syn clink 🔊 the chink of coins3 a chink in somebody’s armour
Examples from the Corpus
chinkThrough a chink in the shutter we could see Ralph.The jawless fish, even though their heads were heavily plated with bone, had chinks in their armour to accommodate eyes.Boards let in chinks of dying light from the sky's embers.In the wall both houses shared there was a little chink.Outside, bigger, rougher rocks were piled up to the eaves, with scant little chinks left for doorways and windows.The ladies' bathhouse is round, with little chinks of windows.The painfully neat clothes bear witness that, depressed as she was, she allowed no chink in her armor.One chink of light had appeared, however: Steve was talking to her.She could hear laughter and talking and the chink of glasses.the chink of knives and forks
chinkchink2 verb [intransitive, transitive] British English 🔊 🔊 SOUNDif glass or metal objects chink, or if you chink them, they make a high ringing sound when they knock together syn clink 🔊 They chinked their glasses and drank a toast to the couple.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
chinkI send them to you now in a pill-box wrapped close in paper that they mayn't chink.The cracks between the logs are chinked by oakum that I have laboriously pounded in.He laid upon the table a drawstring purse of soft leather, that chinked faintly as it shifted and settled.As they were going up, the Columbia tributaries were also being chinked full of dams.A few pennies chinked in my pocket.
ChinkChink noun [countable] taboo 🔊 🔊 SANINSULTa very offensive word for someone from China. Do not use this word.
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Verb table
chink
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychink
he, she, itchinks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychinked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave chinked
he, she, ithas chinked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad chinked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill chink
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have chinked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam chinking
he, she, itis chinking
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you, we, theyare chinking
Past
I, he, she, itwas chinking
you, we, theywere chinking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been chinking
he, she, ithas been chinking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been chinking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be chinking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been chinking
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