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plural of chink
as in backs
a vulnerable point before the tournament she studied tapes of her chief rival, looking for the chink in her game

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as in fissures
an irregular usually narrow break in a surface created by pressure plugged the chinks in the walls with mortar

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present tense third-person singular of chink
as in clinks
to make a repeated sharp light ringing sound in the breeze the flag's chain chinked against the flagpole

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“Chinks.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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