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click

play
verb \ ˈklik \

Definition of click

transitive verb
1 :to strike, move, or produce with a click
  • clicked his heels together
2 :to select especially in a computer interface by pressing a button on a control device (such as a mouse)
3 a :to turn (something) on or off by pushing a button or moving a switch
  • She clicked off the light, and we were plunged into darkness again.
  • —Pam Zollman
  • … I just kept fumbling till I found the remote and pulled it up out of the cracks of the couch and clicked the TV off.
  • —Donald Hays
b :to change or move through (channels) especially by pushing buttons on a remote control
intransitive verb
1 :to make a click
2 a :to fit or agree exactly
b :to fit together :hit it off
  • they did not click as friends
c :to function smoothly
d :succeed
  • a movie that clicks
3 :to select something by clicking often used with on
  • click on the icon
4 :to change to a different channel or move through channels especially by pushing buttons on a remote control
  • She fiddled with the remote control until the TV turned on. She clicked through the channels.
  • —Juanita Carter

clickable

play \ˈkli-kə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of click in a Sentence

  1. He clicked his heels together and saluted the officer.

  2. Her heels clicked on the marble floor.

  3. Press the door until you hear the latch click.

  4. To open the program, point at the icon and click the left mouse button.

  5. Click here to check spelling in the document.

  6. I know him fairly well, but we've never really clicked.

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Origin and Etymology of click

probably imitative


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click

noun

Definition of click

1 a :a slight sharp noise
b :a speech sound in some languages made by enclosing air between two stop articulations of the tongue, enlarging the enclosure to rarefy the air, and suddenly opening the enclosure
2 :detent
3 :an instance of clicking
  • a mouse click

Examples of click in a Sentence

  1. the click of her heels on marble

  2. There was a click as the door closed behind him.

  3. You can order movie tickets on the Internet with just a few clicks of your mouse.

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First Known Use of click

1611



CLICK Defined for English Language Learners

click

play
verb

Definition of click for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (something) to make a short, sharp sound

  • : to make a short, sharp sound : to make a click

  • computers : to press a button on a mouse or some other device in order to make something happen on a computer


click

noun

Definition of click for English Language Learners

  • : a short, sharp sound

  • : the act of selecting something on a computer screen by pressing a button on a mouse or some other device


CLICK Defined for Kids

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click

play
verb \ ˈklik \

Definition of click for Students

clicked; clicking
1 :to make or cause to make a slight sharp noise
  • He has a habit of clicking his tongue.
2 :to fit in or work together smoothly
  • By the middle of the season the team clicked.
3 :to select or make a selection especially on a computer by pressing a button on a control device (as a mouse)
  • Click on the icon to open the program.

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click

noun

Definition of click for Students

:a slight sharp noise

Medical Dictionary

click

play
noun \ ˈklik \

medical Definition of click

:a short sharp sound heard in auscultation and associated with various abnormalities of the heart


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