Klick



[klik] /klɪk/

noun, Slang.
1.
2 .
[klik] /klɪk/
noun, Slang.
1.
a kilometer.
/klɪk/
noun
1.
a short light often metallic sound
2.

3.
(phonetics) any of various stop consonants, found in Khoisan and as borrowings in southern Bantu languages, that are produced by the suction of air into the mouth
4.
(US & Canadian, slang) a kilometre
5.
(computing) an act of pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
verb
6.
to make or cause to make a clicking sound: to click one’s heels
7.
(usually foll by on) (computing) to press and release (a button on a mouse) or to select (a particular function) by pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
8.
(intransitive) (slang) to be a great success: that idea really clicked
9.
(intransitive) (informal) to become suddenly clear: it finally clicked when her name was mentioned
10.
(intransitive) (slang) to go or fit together with ease: they clicked from their first meeting
v.

1580s, of imitative origin (cf. Dutch and East Frisian klikken “to click; Old French clique “tick of a clock”). The figurative sense, in reference usually to persons, “hit it off at once, become friendly upon meeting” is from 1915, perhaps based on the sound of a key in a lock. Related: Clicked; clicking.
n.

1610s, from click (v.). Click-beetle attested from 1830.

click (klĭk)
n.
A slight sharp sound, such as that heard from the heart during systole.

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