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clink

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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clinkclink1 /klɪŋk/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  CSOUNDif two glass or metal objects clink, or if you clink them, they make a short ringing sound when they are hit together Spoons clinked against the crockery.
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clinkShe wore at least twenty bracelets, which clinked against each other every time she moved her arm.He went to drink and his teeth clinked against the rim.You'd hear them clinking all night.The wolf was just moving away, when he heard the medals clinking, and he stopped to listen.I slipped my fingers into them, lifted out a few pieces and let them clink back into the can.Some members there clinked glasses and gave thumbs-up signs as they watched the verdict at the cozy first-floor bar.Lily dropped a cube of sugar into her champagne and they clinked glasses, still laughing.Their champagne glasses clinked. "Happy Anniversary Darling, '' Roger said.The two men clinked their glasses in celebration.And then as Brett's teeth clinked uncomfortably on the edge of the drinking glass, something strange happened.
Related topics: Colours & sounds
clinkclink2 noun [singular]  1 CSOUNDthe short ringing sound made by metal or glass objects hitting each other the clink of glassessee thesaurus at sound2 old-fashioned informalPRISON prison
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clinkThere was a scraping and a clink.Oh, heavens, she thought as her cup went down on its saucer with a clink.In his room Benjy heard the first clink.She walked into the bathroom and Rachaela heard the clink of the pot of cold cream.The clink of dishes in the dining room told him that dinner would soon be ready.The clink of cup against saucer woke me.
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Verb table
clink
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyclink
he, she, itclinks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyclinked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave clinked
he, she, ithas clinked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad clinked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill clink
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have clinked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam clinking
he, she, itis clinking
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you, we, theyare clinking
Past
I, he, she, itwas clinking
you, we, theywere clinking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been clinking
he, she, ithas been clinking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been clinking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be clinking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been clinking
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